Son Day, Fun Day!


Rebecca O'Brien

Bouncy obstacle course at Sons Day.

Son’s and parents are allowed to connect while having fun at Carrollwood Day School’s Son’s Day. This tradition allows for bonding between sons and dads during fun activities such as dodgeball, obstacle course races, tug of war, team building challenges, relay races, corn hole, and endless food. Gatorade, water, kona ice, and free popcorn and ice cream were all at the event, bringing many smiles to the kids’ faces. Son’s Day is for grades Kindergarten through 5th grade, with more than 100 people signed up to participate. Used sports equipment and proceeds raised through selling drinks were donated to Relay For Life, a local organization that raises money for cancer patient treatment. CDS Beta Club was present at the event to raise money for Relay For Life and to be a part of the fun.

The IB learner traits, one of CDS’ most reinforced topics, was expressed through entertainment such as risk taker and communicator. These traits are implemented into the fun filled day with the kids conversing and creatively thinking of strategies of ways to win the games. This allows for the kids to apply these IB learner traits in an out of classroom environment without realizing and applying these skills in a fun and bonding way. With the success of the day written on all of the smiling kids faces, Son’s Day truly is a bonding experience not only with the parents but with their classmates and friends as well.