IES students enjoy annual field day

A team of students play tug-of-war during Inverness Elementary School's field day on May 19. (Reporter Photo/Molly Davidson)

A team of students play tug-of-war during Inverness Elementary School’s field day on May 19. (Reporter Photo/Molly Davidson)

By MOLLY DAVIDSON / Staff Writer

NORTH SHELBY—From the joyful laughter and noise emanating from the Inverness Elementary School athletic fields, it was evident May 19 was the school’s annual field day.

Students enjoyed the sunshine while rotating through a variety of activities, races and games. From traditional tug-of-war and sack races to bounce houses and an inflatable slide, the May 19 field day was a large-scale affair.

“We’ve done it this way for a good 15 years now,” IES physical education teacher Caroline Rose said. “We decided to mix (traditional field day) up a little.”

Tug-of-war is always a favorite activity, but Rose said students have also enjoyed many of the inflatable activities too, such as an obstacle course.

After exercising and having fun, students cooled down with shaved ice treats.

Parent volunteers play an important role in making field day a success, Rose said. More than 100 parents worked at this year’s event, manning the different stations and helping teachers during the activities.

“It’s great, it works out great,” Rose said of the annual field day.