Great Houses and set about the school's annual 'Field Day': a morning and afternoon of games, competitions, food and friendship for the whole community.
What had begun as a rather grey morning soon turned into a beautiful sunny day: perfect for spending in the beautiful Golden Gate Park. Once the students had sorted themselves into their Houses of Jerusalem, Alexandria and Constantinople, the games began in earnest: water-balloon toss, egg races, three-legged races, potato-sack races, hula-hoop competitions, pass-the-orange, 'mountain ball' - just about everything imaginable.
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The spirit of the afternoon became even more festive when it was learned that, in a break from tradition, the children had received a blessing to use face paints in the park to promote their House colors. Without hesitation, they came out with abandon.
In all, the day was filled with a spirit of friendly competition, camaraderie and friendship, leaving everyone (students and teachers alike) tired after a full afternoon.