No. 113 | Life & Learning


An afternoon of splashy fun

In 1994, then Head of Lower School Noreen Lidston challenged lower schoolers to read a certain number of books before the start of school. If they met the goal, they were rewarded with Aquapalooza—an afternoon of splashy fun on water slides. It was a way for them to make a connection between reading and fun, and they soon discovered that reading is a pleasure in and of itself.

Aquapalooza continues to be a celebration of Lower School success as children enjoy an afternoon of watery fun sliding down the campus hills and running through sprinklers.

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