Valentine’s Day is commonly known as a day for to share affection with greetings and gifts. The holiday has origins in the Roman festival of Lupercalia, held in mid-February, 14th. Lupercalia was replaced to St. Valentine’s Day by Pope Gelasius in the 5th century.
On 12th February, Wembley Academy held a short and simple yet meaningful Valentine’s Day to show love between teachers, staff and students. They had got ‘secret gifts’ for each other which were opened in school.
The hour-long event started with students gathering in the hall at 2.00 pm, and were given small, sticky notes to write friendship and care notes to friends and teachers. Afterwards, students played mini games, such as ‘stacking cups’ where students were given 10 cups each and were required to form a balanced triangle to the ratio of 4:3:2:1 and the team to complete with the highest number of triangles won points for their sports team.
Apart from that, another game where students were required to carry the candy back and forth to the checkpoint. The team with most runs completed in the time given was awarded house points.
The event ended with the teachers and staff exchanging gifts and trying to guess who were the givers. Lee Yan Chern, a Year 7 student brought a cake for the occasion and was given the honour to be onstage to cut the cake together with the teachers.
The event flowed smoothly in good mood and cheer, bringing delighted smiles all around and a toast to good friendships.