The BGE Lions roared into the final of the tournament, playing some excellent rugby and mauling the opposition into submission. However, in a fiercely fought final, we had to settle for 2nd place as the match proved to be one game too far.
The group stages started well as we brushed Braeside away winning 15-0. The second game was a titanic battle versus the old foe, BGR. We demonstrated every ounce of character, skill and determination to fight back from a try down to win the game 10-5. This was undoubtedly our best performance all year. The final group game was another comfortable win, 20-5 versus Nairobi Academy.
The semi-final was a much tighter affair than expected but a 15-10 win was enough to see the boys into the final. Unfortunately, the Lions were unable to recreate the intensity required to beat BGR for a second time and had to settle for the Runners’ up medals.
I am so proud of the boys’ achievements, not only today but all term. They have made so much progression and thoroughly deserved the reward of a medal.
Congratulations to all of the players involved.
The U9 Netball team ended their season well at the BGE tournament. The girls played consistently in the group stage, winning 5-1 and 6-2 against Braeburn Imani and Premier respectively. However a 4-1 loss to Braeburn Gitanga meant that we finished second in the pool but still advanced to the semi-finals. In the semi, we met Nairobi Academy in what was a very tough match. The girls played brilliantly and produced some of our best netball of the term. This was however, not quite enough as we gallantly went down 5-8.
The girls have worked very hard all season and have greatly improved both tactically and skilfully. The most valuable player from our team was Margaret Manning, who showcased a strong performance throughout the day. However, all of the girls' passion, commitment and drive should be commended.
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.