Galax Enrichment Week - Highland Games

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BRDCs Highland Games course was a competitive program where Galax Middle School students competed, as clans and as individuals, in a series of traditional Appalachian contests testing strength, endurance, agility and problem solving.

Students had fun, learned the value of participating as a team, and learned about the cultural heritage of the Blue Ridge Mountains. 

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Students participated in a caber toss, tug of war, jump rope, long jump, three-legged race, hoop roll, and a variety of old-time games such as jacks and marbles.  They also learned about the musical heritage of the Blue Ridge, and even tried a little flat footing accompanied by banjo.

At the end of the week, team and individual ribbons were awarded.

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