My school’s sports day is hands down the most anticipated event of the school year. With relay races, tug-of-war games and folk dances, sports day mesmerized me last year and did the same this year. The combination of competition, laughter, fall and sunshine always seem to lift my spirits. It reminds me of how wonderful my students and coworkers are and of the many joys of teaching in Japan.
Using two iPhone apps, 8mm and iMovie, I created a short movie to give you a glimpse of this tradition. After watching the clip and jamming to my students’ favorite song, maybe… just maybe, you will begin to understand my love for these crazy kids.