Ducks were flying through the Competition Gym this week here at ESD. Rubber ducks, that is.
As part of the eighth-grade leadership program, the students were challenged to raise money and awareness for Episcopal Relief and Development. To do so, the 20 students volunteering on the Global Service Council hosted their annual Flying Ducky Derby where Middle School students were encouraged to purchase a “quack pack” of rubber ducks for $5 for the cause.
Proceeds from the event will go to a program from Episcopal Relief and Development chosen by the eighth-grade class. This year the choice was the Health & Wellness Program, which educates people in CPR and medical training who have little to no access to healthcare.
Standing from the track above the gym floor, slingshots in hand, students took turns aiming rubber ducks, in order to hit certain targets arranged by the eighth graders. If they hit the target, which were CPR dummies arranged in a circle to honor their chosen relief program, the students won a free dress day. Members of the Global Service Council, appropriately dressed in hospital scrubs, observed with clipboards and kept track of which students hit the desired target.
The Flying Ducky Derby is a fun tradition that encourages and upholds our Episcopal Identity and Founding Tenet of Service.