We popped down to Mr H’s alma mater on a Saturday. The school had a carnival. We met up with his ex-classmate’s family for this occasion. Both of them had been such long time friends, then family friends and both our elder kids were equally as long time friends with each other.
The mood was casual. While the games were designed for older boys, the kids still had a blast.
Z turned out to be quite good with air hockey because he had gotten familiar with the concept of scoring goals and defending home ground
Fishing with recycled bottles
This particular class which we had visited used recycled materials in all their games. I was rather impressed with their concept and it was friendly for all ages. Of course, I did not let the old boys know that.
The kids enjoyed ice cream, cotton candy and jellies
End of a 1.5hours tour
Undoubtedly, it was a chance for us to familiarize the K2-ers to an official school environment and to get them excited to see older children in action.
I joked that the prices at the carnival was a lot friendlier than my alma mater’s and probably all other school carnivals we had been to. It struck us that it was the unique quality of this institution. The secondary school boys were very kind towards the young children too. As Mr H put it, it was the spirit of community and giving. It definitely walked the talk of focusing on character development as opposed to chasing the results.
By the way, hype stood for the Home You Proudly Embrace.
Wow, just wow.
It held a deeper significance than being trendy and flashy.