This is an awesome rally-style event for every single person in your school. The school is broken up into four groups they are, red, blue, yellow and green Every home room is given one of theses colors. Captains select people to participate on their teams from ALL grades and submit them and anyone else that would like to participate submits their applications in the office, then will be placed accordingly. Each team must wear their colors along with the homeroom.
The rest of the students that are not participating sit in the bleachers (wearing their homeroom color), bleachers also divided into four sections for each color (all reds sit together, blues sit together and so on. The selected teams take part in a rally type competition, Each team decorates their corner of the gym and has their own entrance music, covering the doors with paper, team running in from outside.
Rally events may include: Human tic-tac-toe, elephant run, pie eating contest, pop chugging contest, hockey stick between the legs and so on… Points are awarded to 1st 2nd 3rd and 4th place; make the points seem like a lot. Spectators can also help out their teams score by being quite when they need to and being LOUD when they have to.
It is good to throw candies and prizes into the bleachers to pump up the crowd also it is good to have loud music playing during certain events (earplugs for the teachers is recommended!!) make sure the music your are playing fits the event that is going on. You have dj’s that put on the event telling people what the events are all about and getting the crowd pumped. At our last riot we had a radio announcer come in and DJ for us it is good to get a group of energetic students and a teacher to DJ the event
This is a hit at our school, we find that if it is held first thing in the morning people have tons of energy usually takes till lunch. Have fun with this. We have had workshops for this event at the last British Columbia Student Leadership Conference the nationals in Toronto and we hope to get into the next national leadership conference in Winnipeg with this workshop.
From: Tyler Deppe
Westside Secondary, Kamloops, BC
First of all thank you to all who contributed their ideas. We’re planning on using them in our school. A fun game to play is the scuba game. You get a par of flippers a pair of goggles and a snorkel and make the best football player (or whatever season it is) put them on and run around the gym (a full lap) with it all on. There is normally some pushing and shoving and it looks REALLY funny. In our school there’s also a lot of competition between the girls varsity volleyball team and the football team. At the pep rally we have a v-ball and nerf football game against each other to show the true athletes (v-ball always wins!). One more idea, have a local American Eagle or Maurice’s donate a mannequin and dress him-her up and bring it to the games. It makes for a great mascot.
We had a Drive In Movie in our school gym. The students created cars out of cardboard boxes and “drove” into the gym. We charged them by the carload, but they had to all stay in the car to drive into the gym. Great vehicles were created and it was a unique way to bring back the drive in.
From: Brent Allen
We had our own “Polar Express” Santa Parade thru the halls today at lunch – a first for us. We went down the main hall, like most small towns we only have the one main hall here, past the cafeteria (where we had 2 hosts broadcast on a live feed into the cafeteria) and then over into the big gym for judging. Had about 15 HR entries, a modest start on what we think will be a nice new holiday tradition. Entries included wagons, tricycles, skateboards, rollerblades, marching bands, choir, and several pets (only dogs though, the one class reported they couldn’t get the goat to get in the truck). The attached picture shows the start of the parade going past the main office……
From: Jeff Gerber
Student Activity Director
A cotton candy machine is a fun way to liven up a fall or spring outdoor carnival. Most rental places will carry them and the students go wild for this sinfully sweet treat. Candy floss is easy to make and the profits will easily cover your rental costs and more. Be prepared to be busy as the line-up never stopped at our spring music jam. Also, be prepared to look like a pink fuzzy bear at the end as the cotton candy fluff gets everywhere!
Moncton High School wanted to appeal to everyone with a dance theme, so we had an “It’s your Birthday Party!” dance. The whole dance was a birthday party with clowns, party hats, noise-makers, tons of balloons and decorations. We had a teacher making balloon sculptures, one doing face painting, and everyone got a free birthday cup-cake. The only thing missing was a magician/card tricks’ booth.