Before Shanghai High School International Division’s annual sports meet start, all sorts of preparations for the upcoming event are starting to unfold according to plan. Students are joining the activities with joy and passion, pushing the school into the lively atmosphere of the sports meetbefore it has even started.
Weeks before the sports meet, students have already started to join rounds after rounds of preliminaries, which guaranteed the true quality and the level of the competitions themselves. The competitors utilized their time during PE periods and afterschool to practice for their big day regardless of the deathly heat waves from the sun. Teachers guide the contenders along and way, even joining into the sports themselves in order to maintain top form for the dodge ball match they’ll compete in. Hopefully, all the students and teachers can obtain the outcome they are satisfied with and, most importantly, have tons of fun.
Other than the competitions, students and teachers are working very hard to prepare for the grand opening ceremony, cheer leading competition, and carnival, which will all be highlights of the sports meet. In order to let the students enjoy the amazing performance by both Chinese and foreign teachers, teachers stayed after school a couple days, learning and perfecting their dance-moves. Students are looking forward to this great event, where they can watch teachers moving in unison and dancing with style. The cheerleading dances performed by different classes of students are definitely exceptional as well. Every class presented 12 of their best to form their cheerleading team. These representatives’ performance directly affect to their classes’ honor, and because of this, they’ve started to practice more than half a month ago. Their work and efforts will bring them the best outcome, joy, and surprises to the sports meet itself.
Another highlight of this event is the “Spirit Week”. Students and teachers from grade nine to twelve are welcomed to dress however they want according to the theme of each day of the week. The first day is the “Merch Day” in which students and teachers are asked to wear merchandise of any university or even our own school. On this day, people can find logos and titles of many different amazing universities that include MIT, Harvard, and Stanford. Following right behind is the “Twins Day”. Students and teachers could dress up in the same outfit or theme as their friends. The last day is the shiniest day as it is the “Spot Light Day”. On this day, students can choose to dress up in red, yellow, or blue. The campus will be even more colorful than before.
The chain of activities presented in the upcoming sports week will be the starter of the sports meet itself. Although the event has not started yet, the students and the teachers have already felt the vibes and experienced the beauty of sports. Now, all we need to do is to wait for sports meet to come and give it our warmest welcome.