Students taking the Archery Elective this week will learn how to shoot a bow and arrow safely and accurately. In today's meeting, students split into teams at different targets and practiced their marksmanship, power, and foot stance.
Students who chose this activity participated in a massive game of Capture the Flag during their activity period. Two teams were created and each player was given a pool noodle to maintain a degree of social distancing while tagging opponents that crossed enemy lines.
Students taking the Fencing Elective this week will learn the foundations of fencing technique and competition. In today's meeting, students suited up in protective attire before practicing their stances, footwork, and parry methods.
In their last meeting of the session, students in the Kayaking Elective paddled around Peacock Pond exploring and playing games. Students in the Cupcake Decorating Elective presented their final summer-themed cupcakes to a panel of judges made up of staff members with an eye for cupcake artistry.
Students in the Triathlete For a Day weekend program learned what goes into completing a triathlon. Students spent the morning getting comfortable with their bikes and scouting their track before meeting an experienced triathlete to get some insider tips. In the afternoon, their race began, starting with swimming, then biking, and finally a run around the campus to finish the race.
Two of today's activity period offerings were Book Binding and Pool Noodle Jousting. In Book Binding, students used the Art Room to create book covers to fill with their art and writing. In Pool Noodle Jousting, students...well, jousted with pool noodles! Participating in a tournament style competition, the winner was crowned pool noodle jousting champ. A few of the participants who are in the Fencing elective used their newly learned techniques to their advantage.
Students in the Archery Elective have spent this week refining their marksmanship and technique. In today's class, students were awarded 50 points to their team if they could pop the balloon positioned on the bullseye of the target, and 100 points if they could get the arrow through a cardboard roll.
In the Kayaking Elective, students get out on Peacock Pond to learn paddling and safety techniques on the water. Today, small teams of students competed to collect the most balls floating around the pond in a set time. Despite a slight excursion to check out the baby turtle sitting on a lily pad, students were focused as they maneuvered through the pond collecting balls for their teams.
During today's activity period, two of the choices were Kickball and Blind Contour Drawing. Students in the Kickball activity group headed out to the quad to get active for a competitive game in the sun. In Blind Contour Drawing, students chose a more relaxed way to spend their activity period, drawing one another without looking at their paper. For an extra challenge, students drew without lifting their pencils off of the paper.
Students in the Capture the Flag activity competed against one another to take the opposing team's flag before being tagged. To maintain a degree of social distancing, the teams used pool noodles to tag the students and staff members caught behind enemy lines.