Jaffrey

A cool day in the cold

  • Jaffrey grade schoolers enjoyed the recent snowfall, at their school's annual Winter Carnival, held at the Bible Conference Center, Feb. 17.
  • Jaffrey grade schoolers enjoyed the recent snowfall, at their school's annual Winter Carnival, held at the Bible Conference Center, Feb. 17.
  • Jaffrey grade schoolers enjoyed the recent snowfall, at their school's annual Winter Carnival, held at the Bible Conference Center, Feb. 17.
  • Jaffrey grade schoolers enjoyed the recent snowfall, at their school's annual Winter Carnival, held at the Bible Conference Center, Feb. 17.
  • Jaffrey grade schoolers enjoyed the recent snowfall, at their school's annual Winter Carnival, held at the Bible Conference Center, Feb. 17.
  • Jaffrey grade schoolers enjoyed the recent snowfall, at their school's annual Winter Carnival, held at the Bible Conference Center, Feb. 17.

Recent snowfall hasn’t put a damper on things for Jaffrey Grade School students. In fact, they seemed more than happy about the mountains of snow piling up around the Bible Conference Center, where they held their annual Winter Carnival on Monday.

According to Susan Shaw-Sarles, JGS principal, the school holds an annual Winter Carnival, which serves as a break to celebrate the students’ studies.

“It’s a mid-winter celebration of working hard,” said Shaw-Sarles. “It’s a community building event and also physical education, getting outside.”

The Winter Carnival activities that took place Monday were for students in grades 3 through 5, and originally scheduled for last week. When schools closed because of heavy snowfall, the event was postponed. On Thursday, JGS students in the kindergarten though grade 2 will have their own day of activities.

“We have plenty of snow,” said Shaw-Sarles, “Some years we end up having to reschedule, so this year, hopefully, we’ll get in two good days this week.”

Throughout the day students participated in snow tubing, snowshoe walks, swimming in the indoor pool, and ga-ga — a game similar to dodgeball, but able to be played one-on-one or in teams. Students also enjoyed playing games in the facility’s game room.

“I loved playing ping-pong in the game room,” said Maggie Rivard, 9, JGS fourth grader. “It’s nice to have fun sometimes.”

According to Rianna Higgins, 10, also in the fourth grade, her favorite activities were the ones outdoors. “My favorite thing so far is the giant snow hill,” said Higgins.

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