We have all heard of “snow days” but we have rarely heard of a “sun day.” It recently happened in Washington State.
Friday is a “sun day” of sorts for the 205 students at Bellingham Christian School, a small, private,nondenominational Christian school in Bellingham, Wash., about 90 miles north of Seattle.
“SCHOOL CANCELLED DUE TO GREAT WEATHER! WAHOOO!” the school’s website announced Thursday night. “Yeah! It’s a Sun Day today and everyone gets the day off from school.”
Principal Bob Sampson said he wanted to give students some time to re-energize and enjoy the weather, adding that he wanted to re-create the excitement snow days get among the kids. He began teasing the possibility of giving the day off earlier in the week.
“In a world that’s got a lot hard things going, it’s fun to create a moment of joy,” Sampson said.