On Friday June 21st, the ‘Rowntree family’ – comprised of five campuses and totaling approximately fifteen-hundred people – gathered at Professor’s Lake for the eighth annual Family Fun Day at the beach. Having reserved the whole of Professor’s Lake Recreation Facilities, we were able to once again create an exclusive day of community-oriented fun-filled activities for all members of the ‘Rowntree family’ to enjoy together.
In line with the overall feeling and atmosphere of the day, the weather was just right for a fun-filled day at the beach. Together, students, families and staff enjoyed a variety of cultural activities, such as the arts and crafts table, sandcastle-building, Henna art, face-painting and tattooing; a variety of sporting events were enjoyed, including an obstacle course, beach-volleyball, badminton, three-legged races, and tug-of-war, to name a few. In addition to these facilitated activities, many simply relaxed and enjoyed the free-play, bouncy-castle, swimming and paddle-boating.
The day was yet again an absolute success from every perspective. Staff, students and families cooperated together seamlessly to ensure that the day was an enjoyable one for all while maintaining a diligently safe and supervised environment. In retrospect on the overall success of the experience, Rowntree Montessori Academy’s Vice-Principal Mr. Coates-Reid noted, “Celebrating Family Fun Day with parents, students and staff each year is commemorating the true values of life as a family. We look forward to sharing this school community experience again next year.”
With yet another successful event under our belt, bringing the ‘Rowntree family’ together one last time to end the school year, we wish all of our students, parents and staff a safe and relaxing summer holiday!