Should field day be about participation or competition? There are good arguments on both sides. I like a combination of the two. Some events that are given 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards to promote a healthy competition amongst the schools best; and some events that are purely a participation station. We have math competitions and score those, why not allow the best athletes to shine for a day? But the day should include something fun for everyone!
What do you think?