A group of our finest athletes journeyed to Nairobi last weekend for the annual Braeburn Sports Festival. The event celebrates the most multi talented athletes in all Braeburn schools across Kenya and Tanzania.
As always, BISA athletes gave their all in every event and put in a stunning athletic performance across the board.
Here is a report from Angel Karegyesa:
On Thursday 27th September 2018, a group of fourteen students- comprising of seven boys and seven girls- set off to Nairobi at roughly 10am, to participate in the annual Braeburn Sports Festival; held at Braeburn Garden Estate from Friday 28 th September to Saturday 29 th September. It was a weekend filled with hard work, teamwork and fun.
There were four teams: Maasai Mara, Amboseli, Serengeti and Tsavo. Our fourteen students were split into the four teams and mixed amongst other students from the various Braeburn Schools across Kenya. This year’s sports included: Athletics, Netball, Gaelic football and CrossFit. With Athletics and Netball being two out of the many sports played in Braeburn Arusha, our students were comfortable. However, they were eager to learn Gaelic football; which ended up being very entertaining and consisted of many rules. The two days of teamwork were concluded with a dreadful CrossFit that consisted of a bunch of squats, burpees and planks, finally coming to an end with a 1 Mile run.
The festival wrapped up with Maasai Mara placing first, Tsavo as the runners up, Amboseli as third, and Serengeti in fourth."
Secondary student, Angel Karegyesa was picked as the most valuable player of the entire event from all schools who competed - a very special congraulations goes to her!
Well done to Team Arusha!
Over the last two weekend's students from BISA have been competing in the NTAA U13's Football tournament.
Needless to say, they played excellently throughout the tournament. The U13 boys won all 5 matches and conceded just two goals. The girls won 4 games and drew the other. The U13s Girl's team especially has shown tremendous improvement in the last couple of years and rightly felt very proud of their win.
We are delighted to share that both the Girls and Boys teams were crowned NTAA U13 champions!
Well done, football stars!
Our Primary sports teams have been having a great season so far!
Our fantastic Under 9s football team put in a fantastic performance at our most recent football tournament at St Constantines and bringing home a win! In addition, Yuvraj was presented with the 'Man of the Tournament' Award.
We are incredibly proud of our young sportsmen and women as they play according to our school's Sporting Etiquette code, showing good sportsmanship, cameraderie and team work.
Well done everyone!
The students working towards their Junior Dragon Bronze, Silver and Gold awards have got off to a flying start!
After setting their targets with coaches, parents and teachers, all our students have begun to work hard on their goals. Junior Dragon takes in a wide range of activities, for example, Ayman and Ayyan Khan competed in the recent Rotary Triathlon as part of their Junior Dragon goals, Atharv in Year 5 is writing his own book, and Isabella in Year 6 made her own table!
No matter what their goals, our Junior Dragon students will be supported throughout the year by their teacher mentor. Their teacher mentor is there to give encouragement, help keep track of their progress, and offer support along their Junior Dragon journey.
All students should have their initial meeting with their mentor before half term so, kids, if you haven't already, be sure to introduce yourself to your mentor and thank them for their support!
Our Year 1/2 children have been having a wonderful time being treasure hunters in computing.
Their challenge has been to program the beebots and probots to navigate the giant treasure map and get to the 'x'. They had to avoid obstacles like the lake, the swamp and the forest. There was oodles of language and critical thinking skills on display as they worked together to figure out the exact instructions to give their programmable toy. You can see the looks of concentration as they navigated the robots around the map and, of course, the look of success and celebration when they made it!
Growing up in an ICT-rich environment means that children need to have opportunities to experience and develop skills in its use that will help them make the most of adult life. Contrary to what we often think, ICT isn't simply about computers but includes anything that requires the input of instructions to produce specific outcomes. That's your answering machine, mobile phone, DVD player, washing machine, traffic lights and even speed cameras.
Computing capability is an essential skill for life and enables learners to participate more readily in a rapidly changing world. Using the internet and email, for example, gives them rapid access to ideas and experiences from a wide range of people, communities and cultures.
Learning about control systems and robots increases children's awareness of many of the operating systems we use to manage our everyday lives. You could say that it develops essential life skills they will need in adult life, such as operating a washing machine and other devices.