On September 25th, THIS successfully held one of its most highly anticipated traditions of the school year —— THIS Sports Day. Due to the overcast and rainy weather, the school shifted gears and hosted a blended indoor and outdoor event making full use of the gymnasium, the basement fitness floor, the track and field, the playground, the library, and the classrooms. The activities planned by THIS PE came to life thanks to their tireless preparation efforts and the enthusiastic support of the staff and the senior class of 2022 the day of.
Sports Day was guided by the THIS education philosophy. “Fairness and honesty, friendship comes first, and surpass oneself and striving hard” motivated the students to fully engage in this annual event.
Let’s take a look at the sports activities of the primary and secondary divisions!
观看Terry Fox Run纪录片
小学部的学生们在此次运动会的第一个项目是在老师的讲解和带领下，观看Terry Fox Run纪录片，了解Terry Fox Run的精神内涵。Terry Fox Run又被称为“希望马拉松（Marathon of Hope）”，是由加拿大人Terry Fox在1980年发起的义跑活动，是一项为癌症研究而募捐的活动。孩子们在了解了Terry Fox的故事后，被他作为一名癌症患者坚强的毅力、勇气和爱心而感染的同时，绘制自己的马拉松名牌，将这一份令人振奋的生命力和关怀癌症患者的慈善精神铭记于心，并在接下来的活动中，用自己的身体力行去践行和传承国际关怀精神。
Terry Fox Run慈善活动
The primary students started their day watching a brief documentary about the Terry Fox Run, also known as the “Marathon of Hope.” Canadian Terry Fox started this fundraising charity in 1980 for cancer research. Inspired by the Terry Fox story and his perseverance, courage and love, the students made their own marathon nametags. This small gesture is just one way the students are raising their awareness about the cause and showing their commitment to passing on the international caring spirit with their own physical actions in the future.
The primary division set up 10 sports stations which include “cat and mouse,” yoga workout, hula soccer relay, just dance workout, crazy pipe challenge, and scooter cup stacking. The students participated in a variety of stations and enjoyed having fun together! Our seniors showed great leadership and organization as they helped the young students with each rotation.. A round of applause for our 12th graders!
Terry Fox Run
在小学部运动会的最后，天空开始放晴，老师带着孩子们来到操场，进行最令人期待的Terry Fox Run！随着体育老师的一声令下，孩子们像撒出的彩虹豆一般从起跑线上飞奔而出，孩子们咯咯的笑声、快乐的笑脸、雀跃的身影，形成了一道道靓丽的风景线。在奔跑中，小学部的同学们超越自己，在老师和同伴的鼓励下跑下了一圈又一圈，充分享受到了运动的快乐。
As the sky began to clear, the teachers took the students to the track for the most exciting part —— the Terry Fox Run! With one command from the PE teacher, the children darted out to the starting line like rainbow beans scattering. Their giggles, happy smiles and leaping figures formed a beautiful landscape. During their run, the primary students pushed themselves to complete lap after lap with the encouragement of their teachers and peers.
中学部的运动会活动主要由躲避球比赛和4个运动站点组成，运动站点分别是扔洞洞比赛，Human Knot、Four Square和乒乓球比赛。躲避球比赛以班级为单位进行比拼，现场战况一度非常激烈，学生们在竞技中体验团队合作和努力拼搏的精神。趣味运动站点的活动让学生们体验游戏的快乐，放松身心，将注意力从紧张的学业中转移，体验体育活动带给学生们的身心轻松之感。
The sports activities for the secondary division consisted of a dodgeball tournament and four-six sports stations such as Cornhole, Four Squares, Table Tennis, and Human Knot. The dodgeball competition was intense and involved the entire homeroom class playing as a team together. Students were fully involved in the game breaking good old –fashioned sweat. Additionally, the sports stations allowed the students to just enjoy playing games, relaxing their minds and bodies, shifting their attention from their stressful academic studies.
No sports, no Tsinghua! THIS always pays great attention to the physical and mental health development of students. Not only will students develop athletic skills, they will sharpen their ability of teamwork in fair competition, improve leadership and strengthen physical fitness through sports. With this development of good lifelong sports habits, it is our hope that sports will become a source of happiness for every student.
国际部体育组教师Mr. Andreas Sgoudos来自希腊，他最喜欢的一句希腊哲人柏拉图名言是：“为了让一个人在生活中取得成功，他被提供了两种手段，教育和体育活动。不是分开的，一个为灵魂，一个为身体，而是两者结合在一起。有了这两种手段，人就能达到完美。”学校希望所有的学生都能拥有敏锐的大脑和强健的身体，在自己的学业和人生征程上活力满满，健康成长！
Mr. Andreas Sgoudos, the PE teacher, shared one of his favorite quotes from the Greek philosopher Plato, “In order for a man to succeed in life, he is provided with two means – education and physical activity. Not separately, one for the soul and the other for the body, but for the two together. With these two means, man can attain perfection.” Having both, an active mind and a strong body, our students can power their academic journey and empower their lives!
文字 Writing | Mercy Xu, Mia Gu
排版 Editing | Mercy Xu
图片 Pictures | Mercy Xu, Nora Li, Studio 35
视频 Video | Studio 35
审核 Auditing | Dieu-Anh Nguyen, Toni Dong, Wenping Li