GIS Jelly Bean Field Days celebrate fun, fitness and friendship

students jumping on hopper balls

After a long, restless countdown to the big day, Goshen Intermediate students finally embarked on the school’s annual Jelly Bean Field Day, one grade at a time, over the course of three days.

student aiming, throwing ball into bucketThis year marks the 40th anniversary of the popular event that celebrates wellness, physical fitness and cooperation, all in good-fun, without the pressure of competition.

Girl playing with soccer ball

Students rotate through a variety of stations and engage in non-competitive physical challenges such as hula hooping; rope jumping; kicking, passing, throwing and punting a football; doing sit ups; juggling, and much more.  For each activity they complete, they collect a jelly bean.

boy hitting a baseball

Planned and organized by physical education teachers Robert McIntee and Kathryn Magid, the GIS fall field day comes together with the help of parent volunteers, many of whom participated in Jelly Bean Field Day when they were in school.

two students pose smiling