The U11 Netball team produced a spirited performance in their last tournament of the season at Nairobi Academy. After getting off to a rough start with a loss in their first match against St. Christopher's, the girls showed great maturity and drive to dust themselves off and win their next three matches in their pool, one a convincing 6-1 win against a shocked home side. This saw them advance to the semi -finals where a few missed shots and passing errors saw them lose 5-1 to Braeside A. They then faced St. Christopher's again in a fight for third place but their opponents offered a very strong challenge that we unfortunately could not answer to, finishing fourth overall in the tournament. This was an exceptional finish to the season, beating most of teams that they had lost to earlier on in the term. The most valuable player on the day was Maya Cerutti who showcased advanced attacking skills and movement, scoring most of our goals in the day.
CP and DP in Practice in Kenya
The IBO were in BGE and filmed our new IBCP course, as you may know BGE is the only school in Africa offering this programme so we are quite pleased about the film and the students & teachers who have made such a great start. Here it is, CP in Practice Kenya.
DP Practice in Kenya. Click on the link to view the video.
Friday 16th June 2017
The year 8 students have worked tirelessly for the last two weeks on their projects ranging from fuel powered rockets to fruit generated electricity. The showcase was exciting and impressive with an extensive science show in the KS3 block. The students put great effort to prepare and present their displays. Well done to all the students for their hard work and passion they have shown in presenting a high level of scientific experiments and attempted discoveries. We are sure the year 7's are looking forward to doing the same next year or better.
For the U15A Netball team, it was a season that started off with promise and developed into a season that saw expectations and grow. They maintained an unbeaten run in the season topping their pool games with 4 successive wins. However, this streak ended in crushing disappointment in the semi-final versus Aga Khan.
Dominant starters to the game, BGE played an exceptionally controlled game of Netball, ensuring they had a lead throughout. With Aga Khan trailing by 5 goals going into the 4th quarter, BGE looked the likely winners. However, Aga Khan had different ideas. A change in tactical play paired with a distinct increase in tempo meant the our girls were on the back foot for the first time in the game. Conceding 6 goals to 1 in the final quarter BGE finished with a deficit of 1 goal. A well fought semi-final from the girls and a few creases were identified which will be ironed out before playing their final tournament of the season this weekend in Turi.
In the final league fixture of the term the U15 were let down by a couple of factors. The rather unreliable KRFU official never materialised leaving the fixture under threat of becoming void. Fortunately both teams agreed that a staff member could referee and so the match went ahead. Unfortunately some members of the BGE team decided not to turn up and thus the faithful were facing a one man deficit on the pitch as the whistle blew.
Hillcrest were eyeing up a second place in the league and set about looking to achieve this. Passing the ball from touch line to touchline, looking to find a space to exploit. Eventually one was found and the first try was dotted down after 6 minutes. Another followed after 10 minutes and it was looking bleak for the team in yellow.
A sustained period of open play straddled half time and there were opportunities for both sides to score but the stuttering nature of the BGE side stifled any threats to the Hillcrest line. Hillcrest changed tack and began a more structured approach and found a couple of gaps to extend their lead and with 3 minutes to go a clean sheet was avoided as Gekara Mogeni kicked over the only points for the home team from a penalty.
With the Turi 7s fast approaching structure and tenacity are going to be key words at training.