A Window into Boarding

Described by our students as ‘home away from home’, our boarding has a caring family feel, which enables everyone to be an individual, just as they would be in a family. 

Catering for students from 5 years to 19 years and from multiple countries and backgrounds, all our homes foster the intimate family feel that we all value so much. Mrs Harriette Msale, one of our staff members at boarding, recently sent us some photo updates of day to day life in boarding.

'An Inspector Calls' draws acclaim from the press!

Still riding high on the overwhelming success of BISA's touring production of 'An Inspector Calls', we were further delighted to see a fantastic review of the production featured in 'The Citizen'.

Describing it as 'riveting' and 'a theatrical masterpiece', the article draw attention to multiple performances, including Andrew Ogonji's masterful portrayal of the foolish Mr Limo, describing him as an audience favourite.

The article additionally comments on the professionalism of the production and the way in which the students portrayed complicated themes and messages with skill.

Congratulations again to the whole cast.

The full article can be found here: http://www.thecitizen.co.tz/magazine/thebeat/A-theatre-masterpiece-from-Braeburn--/1843792-4307160-v7lhsjz/index.html

Year 1/2 Collaboration Day and Key Stage 1 Pool Party!

The children in Year 1 and 2 had a fantastic collaboration day at Infant School. They spent their day exploring habitats and took part in baking, sewing, tallying and painting their own habitats. It was a brilliant opportunity for the children to team build and have some fun together.

A couple of days later, Year 1 and 2 were joined by Year 3 at the KS1 Pool Party in Kisongo where children and parents had the chance to socialise and enjoy the pool in this hot weather we are having! Thank you to everyone who came along!

EYFS Sports Morning

Our littlest learners had a fun morning to round of this half term - their annual Sports Morning!

The children in EYFS receive specialist lessons in PE and Swimming and Sports Morning is always a fun opportunity to show off some of their developing skills. With some of the children taking part being as young as 2 years of age, it was wonderful to see their energy and excitement, and a little bit of competitiveness, at taking part.

Well done to all of you, and a big thank you to all the parents who came along to cheer them along (not to mention taking part in the parent-child race!). What great sports!

'An Inspector Calls' stuns audiences in Nairobi, Dar and Arusha!

“We don't live alone. We are members of one body. We are responsible for each other. And I tell you that the time will soon come when if men will not learn that lesson, then they will be taught it in fire and blood and anguish.”

Performing Arts at BISA has continually raised their game with the complexity and challenge of the pieces they take on. This year was no different as they performed JB Priestley's 'An Inspector Calls'. Lifting it from 1930s London to 1990s Arusha, the adaptation brought the play alive for the audience.

The tale of the Lyimo family, and their involvement in the events that led to the tragic death of a young woman, kept the audience engaged and enthralled for the entire performance. Stunning dance performances and physical theatre showed the skill that the cast had developed over the course of this production. The addition of the incredible set that symbolically crumbled as their lives began to crumble, was an ingenious piece of technical work from the A-Level Physics students. 

The cast tackled some of the most adult and challenging themes in the course of the performance and are to be commended for their maturity and commitment to presenting this story of class struggles, how power and status can corrupt, and how our actions can have lasting and devastating effects.

Here are some words from the lead cast:

‘It was a very good experience, I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of something so great.’ –Layla Chege, Year 13, Sheila

‘Seeing as this was my first play I liked that I got to play such a powerful character. I feel inspired to do more and excited to continue this journey.’ – Josephine Kiaga, Year 13, Sybil

‘Surprising, I’ve been in plays in the past but this was more real, it was a first experience for me.’ Cianna Walsh, Year 12, Edna

‘It was exhausting but the outcome was worth it.’ – Joshua Sekgapane, Year 12, Gerald

A massive congratulations goes to the entire cast and crew of 'An Inspector Calls'!