Nation Valley News
BOUCKS HILL — Yesterday the sun was shining and sand was flying as students of Timothy Christian School (TCS) ran and jumped for ribbons.
TCS’s annual track and field day saw students in Grades 3 through 8 competed in typical events like ball throw, running high jump, and triple jump. The lower Grades — Kindergarten to Grade 2 — took part in similar but slightly modified games.
Although the day is just for fun, top athletes — of the older grades, in each sport — will move on to the Master’s Field Day, which will be held at an Ottawa Christian school at a later date.
The yearly affair is a “great community day,” said Kindergarten teacher Heidi Blokland.
Several teachers, parents and community volunteers make the day possible.
Grade 3-4 teacher Chris Johnson acted as the main organizer of the track and field day. He put together all the “events and the afternoon,” added Blokland.
A canteen was available throughout the afternoon, where children and adults could purchase drinks, hotdogs, and candy.
“For some of them, the candy is the highlight of the day,” joked Blokland.
Good luck to those moving onto regionals.
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