On Thursday, May 23, Randall’s Island transformed into a glorious sea of green and gold as Upper and Middle School students, dressed imaginatively in their team colors, channeled boundless Chapin spirit at Field Day 2019. Despite early-morning rain showers, the sun shone brightly throughout the fun-filled day.
Guided by an enthusiastic contingent of faculty and staff, the Class 4-12 students spent six hours engaged in a variety of division-specific sporting events that appealed to different interests and abilities. Upper School students also filled any downtime 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 Upper School favorites, the water balloon toss, egg toss and the spirited (and sticky!) watermelon-eating contest. Field Day concluded with the nail-biting faculty/student relay and the ever-popular Tug of War.
A big thank you to the Athletics and Physical Education Departments and all the professional community members who made Field Day 2019 an unforgettable experience for the students. At the All-School Assembly on June 3, it was announced that the Gold Team took this year’s top honors, with points accumulated over the year and at Field Day, for the first time in four years.
Congratulations to both Green and Gold on an outstanding sports-filled year!
Browse photos from Middle and Upper School Field Day below (photos by Jonathan Mamelok, Lin Wang and Chapin staff):