The red ring flew through the air, skidded past unstable feet, looped around a wooden rod, slung at the goalie, and scored! Students and staff got down during Ringette on the frog pond during our Outdoor Activities Period (OAP) clad in our best clothes. Our six teams of dish crews faced off in three nail-biting games and although my team scored a total of 3 points, we did not end in last place.
Everyone was very bundled up which served two fantastic purposes- keeping us toasty warm and absorbing the impact of falling (those seven times). Just for some flare, students put on their capes, Luchador masks, and everything sequin (we, although “wonki”, don’t generally dress like this).
OAP can be anything you want it to be, whether it’s dodge ball, snowy capture the flag, skiing, or hiking on the neck, it’s always a blast because everyone’s free to make what they want of it. It feels great to get outside finally to enjoy the neck and the beautiful forests. I’m just about to go on a hike for OAP now, and who knows what kind of adventure will take place!
-Alannah Yamamoto, Loch Raven High School, MD
Watch these slideshows to see what a typical day in the life of a Chewonki Semester Student can be.