Sports day has once again returned. As I write this, the gentle toot of a whistle can be heard in the distance as a Thai teacher marches baton-wielding students around the outside of the MEP building.
Last year, sports day kind of annoyed me with its class disruption. This year, I’m welcoming it a bit more. On Tuesday we played tug-of-war against the students, yesterday teachers ran relay races, and today we played chair-ball (an interesting Thai version of basketball).
Everyone seems to be looking forward to our upcoming showdown with the Thai teachers on July 3rd, when we take them on in volleyball, relay racing, and tug-of-war. The 3day weekend it includes also helps.