The black team won this time, but the blue, red, green, yellow, purple, maroon and orange teams are ready for future competitions of various kinds.
Human table surfing races held on Wednesday, Sept. 21, pitted Brundrett Middle School’s various “pride teams” against each other.
While one smallish student stood on a table, other students lay on the floor in a row and rolled from side to side to help the table move forward as it lay on top of them.
Teachers also helped pull the tables along as teams of students raced each other in table surfing competitions.
The races were conducted amidst wild cheering from the student body, seated on bleachers in the gym.
About the pride teams: Every student and staff member (except for James Garrett, the principal, and Emily Phillips, campus secretary) is on a pride team denoted by a different color.
“More than anything, kids need to belong to something. If they’re not going to belong to a basketball team or cross-country or chess club or whatever it is, they have their colors,’ said Garrett, principal at BMS. “…They feel like they’re part of something.”
Pride teams score points through various projects and fun competitions. Food and clothing drives will be involved this year, Garrett said.
Students who show good behavior build points for their teams and also receive individual rewards such as small toys or “passes” to do things such as wear pajamas to school for one day.
Teams that garner the most points periodically get rewards such as donut breakfasts or pizza parties.
No one was required to take part in the table surfing races last week, but it looked like most did, and had a good time.
(Check out the South Jetty’s Facebook page for video from the table surfing races.)
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