Geography, teamwork, problem solving and play came together on Feb. 7 at East School, where third-graders and their parents participated in the Amazing Race. The friendly competition involved a morning of trivia that put map skills and other curricular concepts to the test as groups set out on journeys around the world.
Teams were tasked with uncovering clues that directed them to specific locations in the gymnasium. Fourth-grade officials checked the responses, and if correct, select team members “travelled” to stations that represented different continents and bodies of water. There they received envelopes containing questions and challenges for their respective groups to complete.
Students and parents explored maps of Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America, the Indian Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. They filled out questionnaires and fulfilled an assortment of challenges that brought laughter and cheers.
Congratulations to the Blue Team on a first-place win!