Spring is coming round and it’s beginning to smell like school spirit. With hundreds of kids screaming, ‘Here we are now, entertain us!’, you’d best be prepared to put on an awesome school fete this year.
But school fetes aren’t just about entertainment. They’re about bringing the school community closer together, with children making new friends in a relaxed environment, parents becoming closer with teachers, and parents meeting other parents.
Amusement rides are a tradition at Australian school fairs. This isn’t just because they’re fun – it’s also because they promote togetherness, boldness and other aspects of the school spirit.
Here’s how amusement rides can bring your school community together, and encourage a bit of school spirit this spring.
Getting along is a key policy promoted by every school. We all understand the importance of building friendships – at any point in life, but especially at school.
When kids are waiting in line for amusement rides, or sharing the amusement ride experience with others, they get a chance to talk to another student with whom they may never have spoken to in the school yard before. Amusement rides provide a relaxed, informal setting in which kids are feeling happy and, therefore, more confident, allowing them to be themselves and engage with other students more easily.
Try new things
Being open-minded is a big part of the school spirit. And a sign of open-mindedness is the willingness to try new things! Children with no amusement ride experience now have a chance to try it out, despite perhaps having some doubts or nervousness about it. After the ride, formerly nervous children can experience a huge sense of accomplishment for having ‘faced their fears’ and realising it was actually a lot of fun.
Courage is another aspect of the school spirit which is promoted by amusement rides. Like we said, some kids can experience nervousness when riding an amusement for the first time. But afterwards, they’re guaranteed to feel confident and courageous, boosting their sense of self-esteem.
Riding amusement rides is also a chance for families to enjoy quality time. Schools have an interest in the family relations of each student. It’s the school spirit to promote healthy family relationships, which is aided by quality time together.
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