For New Years we threw a huge party for all of the kids. We planned 13 different stations like face painting, piñatas and a competition to see how many straws you can stick in your hair. All of the staff here dressed up wearing wigs and costumes too.
Almost needless to say, this year was a little different. No hockey… well, I mean none that I was playing; I still managed to follow Team Canada’s trip to the gold medal. During summer holidays here, we are throwing a tournament—a volleyball tournament. Almost every morning right after breakfast (before it gets too hot) I have been putting up a volleyball net in our sandy playground to play and coach beach volleyball in eager anticipation for the tournament. The teams are set, and ready to begin the round robin on Monday. Should be a lot of for everyone involved!
For many this will be their first tournament ever. As I practise each day with the kids here I am reminded of the luxury I had of playing organised sports growing up. Even if it’s not quite hockey, I am so thrilled to be a part of this tournament with so many kids who are so eager to play!
Do you play any sports? Can you image what sports are popular in other countries? Why do you think some sports are popular in some countries and not others?