Victory Field – both the football field and the track area – was filled with the sounds of joy and laughter on Thursday as hundreds of students from Lowell Elementary School enjoyed a Field Day.
The entire student body made its way to the athletic facility that sits across the street from the school, said Principal Elizabeth Kaplan.
Physical education teacher Eileen Donahue said the school has run field days in the past, but this year they brought it to Victory Field, usually the home to Watertown High School athletics.
“(Recreation Director) Peter Centola was nice to let us use this,” Donahue said. “He wants the schools to use this facility and we want to take advantage of that.”
Students in grade 3-5 ran track races and took part in other activities on the track side of Victory Field. Meanwhile kids in grades K-2 had fun with activities such as kicking balls into small goals, tossing hula hoops over cones and seeing how far they can throw a rubber chicken.
In the afternoon the teachers and staff got together for a game of kick ball.
The event took a lot of help from the staff and parents. With more than 400 students taking part, they had more than 100 adults there, including 30 parents and adult helpers, Donahue said.