Duration: 1.5 days
Location: New School
Grades: Middle School-High School
Just a heads up...when I say 1.5 days I don't mean 36-48 continuous hours! The Sports meeting was held on Friday and Saturday, on Friday is was from 7AM-5PM and on Saturday it was from 7AM-12PM. I was surprised that the sports meeting would actually take this long but with the amount of people in the school, I guess it was quite reasonable..afterall there were probably more than 1,000 students and a bunch of teachers (like I mentioned before, each grade has around 12-15 main classrooms/homerooms and each class has about 50 students, so that is a lot of students!). When my host sister and I arrived everyone was getting ready outside. My first thought was "Wow, this is so much different than any event in America!" Outside there were a bunch of little seats lined up in rows and each row had been labelled according to the homeroom, mine was 高二(八) (Gao Er, (Ba)).
|All of the seats lined up! You can see the label!|
|My grade carrying the red flags! Red symbolizes "luck" in China|
|At the very end they had the Chinese flags that they put up!|
|All of the grade levels and representatives accross the field|
I wasn't going to take part in the sports meet mainly because I didn't have the type of clothes to run in other than the long sweats and jacket that the school provided for me (which was the uniform). At around 12, it was lunch time and the cafeteria was so packed! My friends and I decided to skip and come back later. When most people were finished eating we headed to the supermarket in the school and just sat at the benches outside. We sat there for a couple of hours and killed time by talking, playing games and listening to music. I communicated with them through Chinese which felt good because I feel like I'm making a lot of progress!
|Number of identification when taking part in an event|