On May 24, a beautiful, sun-drenched Thursday morning, Upper and Middle School students, along with many faculty and staff, climbed aboard buses for the quick trip across the Triborough Bridge to Randall’s Island Park. It was time for Field Day, the beloved Green vs. Gold end-of-year tradition!
Wearing creatively assembled green and gold apparel, the Class 4-12 students spent the next six hours (with numerous pauses for water and sunscreen) engaged in a variety of division-specific sporting events that appealed to different interests and abilities. Upper School students also filled any downtime throughout the day with activities like playing catch, Frisbee and cards.
From softball, kickball, croquet, soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, limbo, pétanque (a French game similar to bocce), ball balance relays and the “Minute to Win It” Oreo cookie challenge, the students gave the games their all. After lunch, the friendly competition continued with “Skin the Snake,” “Capture the Gator,” and the Upper School favorites, the water balloon toss, the egg toss and the high-spirited (and sticky!) watermelon-eating contest. Field Day concluded with the exciting faculty/student relay and the crowd-pleasing Tug of War.
Thank you to the Athletics and Physical Education Departments and all the professional community members who made Field Day 2018 an unforgettable experience for the students. At the All-School Assembly on May 29, it was announced that the Green Team took the honors, with points accumulated over the year and at Field Day, for the third year in a row. Congratulations to both Green and Gold on a terrific sports-filled year.
Browse photos from Middle and Upper School Field Day below (some photographs taken by Chapin staff members Jonathan Mamelok and Lin Wang):