By Amy Wallot
What is a horse’s favorite kind of cake? Carrot cake, of course! Semple Elementary School sits three blocks from Churchill Downs in Jefferson County, so naturally the Kentucky Derby is a familiar event to Semple students.
Students in Phillip Farris’ class celebrated with a birthday party for the three-year-old horses. Activities included Kentucky Derby trivia and designing jockey silks. They also made paper mache hot air balloons like the ones used as part of the Kentucky Derby Festival. Students won small trophies, similar in shape to the Kentucky Derby winner’s trophy, by following directions of an online game and getting their horse to cross the finish line.