Members of the school’s Student Leadership Council (SLC) invited Palm Beach Day Academy students and families in grades 3-9 to an afternoon of carnival games, face painting and indulgent treats at this year’s PBDA Carnival, held on Friday, January 31 from 3-5pm.
The tradition, which was revived in February 2018 after having been dropped from the school calendar for several years, is one that many students and faculty have been looking forward to all school year. The SLC – with the help of faculty sponsors Grace Gunkel (’05) and Olympia Bishop – planned the family-friendly afternoon from soup to nuts. Council members had their hand in everything from organizing and (in some case) hand-making all games and activities, securing necessary outside vendors, determining this year’s snack options, and organizing the student volunteers who helped to set-up, staff, and clean up the event.
With an admission fee of $5.00 – which goes toward the SLC and other SLC-sponsored school events – entrance to the PBDA Carnival gave students the opportunity to participate in games such as Dino Dig, Clay Sculpting, Cookie Making, Ring Toss, Giant Pong, Zorb Ball, Plinko, Face Painting and more. For an additional dollar, students could throw a pie in the face of their teacher or classmate, or take a spin at “dunking” their favorite teacher (or Head of School) in a bath of cold water. Those who worked up an appetite running around could enjoy snacks ranging from carnival popcorn and snow cones to hot dogs and cotton candy.
Thank you to the SLC for hosting another unforgettable PBDA Carnival for our students and families. Until next year!