Students look forward to Spirit Week each spring when the Student Council organizes a week-long friendly competition among the classes. Traditional activities include dress-up events for each day of the week, eating contests, carnival event, a tug for peace, and a slip-and slide down South Lawn. But this year was different with students in their homes located all over the globe.
“Spirit Week is going to be a fun way to switch up our regular virtual classroom routine and have a little fun next week,” said Susan Robinson-Cloete ’20 on behalf of Student Council in an email describing the activities planned for each day.
The Virtual Spirit Week included the traditional dress-up events, including Formal Day, to start the week off fancy; Animal Day, celebrating pets live and stuffed; TV and Movie Character Day, with encouragement to dress up in costume; School and Home Pride Day, with students wearing George School and College gear while others showed off their home country pride; and Funky, and Fun Day to end the celebration.
Virtual gatherings added to the fun each day, including a Pictionary battle, an indoor scavenger hunt, a school-wide Kahoot, and a Just Dance party. Shelby Williams ’21 hosted the Kahoot on Friday with about fifteen George School related questions she created and shared via Zoom. Questions included what year George School was founded, what is the school mascot, who is our rival school, and what color is the “square.”
“Despite the distance, making this Kahoot was a great way to engage with my GS peers and celebrate spirit week,” Shelby said.
Students wore their spirit each day to class and sent a picture of themselves to their class representative, earning a point for their class. Extra points were awarded for students who participated in the virtual gatherings. Most importantly, students were encouraged by their classmates to have fun.
Each class was challenged to see who could show the most spirit. “The class that wins the most points will receive a cash prize,” shared Susan. “This money can go toward things like their dinner dance and class other class activities.”
During this virtual term, the sophomores (Class of 2022) showed the most spirit and took the win, followed by the freshmen, juniors, and seniors.