Every spring we set the clocks forward, and at Rivendell we jump forward—literally! It’s always time for our track and field unit after spring break, and the long jump is one of the events on the program.
We cover basic sprinting and distance running technique, and run sprints of 50, 75 and 100m. Then we learn the long jump and triple jump. Throwing events include the softball throw and experiencing the shot put (MK and OK, using a student-size 6-pound shot). We do some distance running and might even experiment with race walking! The relays are always popular, from preschool on up to Older Kids.
Older Kids even get the chance to participate in the Poudre School District elementary track meet if they want by qualifying in our own mini-meet here at school. Let the games begin!