By: Sophia Cao
On Tuesday, October 18, students from Grades 4, 5, and 6 went on a trip to Wesley Clover Park in Kanata to participate in the Spooky Sprint with several other Ottawa schools. We were placed by age from U10 (9 and under) to U12 (11 and under) with boys and girls running at different times. The trail was very bumpy since it was designed for horses, and a lot of us tripped on mud near the end of the trail, where Mr. Young took photos of us. But luckily, we survived all of that with pumpkins to take home in the end.
Many of the students who participated had great things to say about the Spooky Sprint. Suyu Hu, a Grade 4 student said, “It was fun but tiring.” Lekha Villeneuve, a Grade 6 student shared, “It was really nice seeing all those people.” Sarah Bi, another Grade 6 student added, “It was very fun competing with different schools, but also tiring.”
Overall, it was an awesome experience and a great opportunity to challenge ourselves to try new things. Michelle Obama once said, “You should never view your challenges as a disadvantage. Instead, it’s important for you to understand that your experience facing and overcoming adversity is actually one of your biggest advantages.” This quote relates to our experiences at the Spooky Sprint because no matter how fast or slow you are or how tired you get, you can always challenge yourself with these small activities and you won’t regret it.