Students at the R. Stewart Esten Elementary School in Rockland celebrated Global School Play Day on Wednesday, Feb. 5.
Students were broken up into groups of 10-15 kids each and rotated through various classrooms during the day, engaging in activities ranging from puzzles and board games to dance activities and building cardboard box structures.
Students from all grade levels were mixed together, giving them a chance to interact with different teachers and students. Physical education teacher Marcia Beatty, who helped organize the day, decided which students were placed in which groups.
This is the first year the Esten School has taken part in Global School Play Day. The event first launched in 2015, with around 65,000 students participating. This year, more than 500,000 students from schools in 75 countries were signed up for the day.