Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School (PSO) students and teachers headed out to the fields on June 22 to celebrate Aqua Fun Day.
The event was to commemorate the end of school year and to have one last day of school fun before the summer break began.
The celebration started with a massive fastball game between the graduating grade 12 students and more than 15 teaching staff. The game was full of casual fun as teachers and students enjoyed themselves.
PSO Principal Geoff Butcher says he was happy to let the students celebrate and enjoyed participating in the fastball game.
“It was a great day that both staff and students enjoyed. The fastball was kind of a last minute thing but it was still a great way to end the year.
The big attraction was the slip and slide set up on the crest of the hill beside the school. A main line hose donated by 100 Mile House Fire Rescue was set up by Mile 108 Fire Department member John Murray. Along with three other hoses, a constant stream of water was supplied to the slide as students slid down over and over again.
“It was a great way to blow off some steam,” says Murray. “It was getting down to the last week of school. The kids just wanted to have one last celebration before it ends.”
In addition to the water slide, a soccer match took place between the PSO girls and boys soccer teams on the school’s soccer field.
This was the first time the two teams had ever faced each other and something coaching staff wanted to see before the end of the year.
The slide was used right up until the end of the day as students got the most they could out of it before it was taken away.