Thursday and Friday, the students at CBHS participated in the annual Sports Day competition. The boys were especially excited for this year's sports day because the previous year, due to the Sewol Ferry Tragedy, Sports Day was postponed until the fall, along with the school field trips to Jeju Island and Seoraksan, and the school festival.
Sports Day is essentially Track and Field Day, but for students of all ages. Students compete in their homeroom classes in various sporting activities, such as a three-legged-race, team jump rope (with one of those climbing ropes), soccer games, etc. After the two days, one homeroom class from each grade receives a prize, and everyone leaves with a bit of a sunburn (or tan) and several minor injuries.
After completing my undergraduate studies, I accepted a chance to teach in Korea through the Fulbright Scholarship. Originally intending to stay just one year, it soon turned into three. I taught in Cheongju as an ETA from 2012 - 2015.