Lower School Field Day Gets the Whole Family – and the Head of School – Moving

The entire Beasley Lower School community – and, in many cases, their family members too – participated in the OPEN National Field Day event on Friday, May 8, and Head of School Jay Rainey jumped in on the fun as well! 

Students were given a variety of activities to choose from, all of which were doable indoors or out, with common household items such as rolled-up sock balls and spoons. The whole family was encouraged to get in on the action and show their Ram pride with a friendly, competitive spirit and lots of physical activity. Check out the highlight reel below.

Lower School Physical Education Teacher Sue Orlando shared, “Field Day is an important tradition in Beasley. It is a significant day for our students, faculty and staff, and we feel that in these incredibly challenging times, this national event is a unique way that we can stay connected as a community and support one another in a fun and meaningful way. We hope that the Lower School Field Day also provided a fun opportunity for students and their families to be physically active together and with our entire Beasley school community.”

The Online Physical Education Network (OPEN) is a national public service organization that provides curriculum and training support to more than 90,000 teachers in all 50 states. MICDS used OPEN’s helpful resources—scorecards, game rules, equipment lists of common household items, demonstration videos, etc.—to organize our School’s participation in #NationalFieldDay. Even if you do not have a Beasley student, you are welcome to check out the field day games event pack and try some of these fun activities with your family. They are a lot of fun and provide a great way to stay active!