It is Sports Day season at BISS. The school groups the competition days into groups and Tuesday May 7th was Isabelle’s sports day at BISS as part of the Year 3 and Year 4 grouping. There are 4 Houses at BISS: Dragons, Monkeys, Panda’s and Tigers. Siblings are always placed in the same house – Isabelle and Oliver are both Dragons who are represented by Red T-shirts. There are many “House” events during the year and all the students take great pride in earning house points for their respective allegiance. Both children also have the opportunity to earn points throughout the year for excelling in the school values and outstanding efforts. This is a great motivator!!
The Athletic Field was set up with different stations that each team rotated through. The parents walked around the outside of this area to cheer on their child. They spent 5 minutes on each activity as a team to try to earn as many points as possible on each one.
The event included many different activities: relay, balancing the ball on the tennis racket, hurdles, bean bag balance on heads, long jump, potato and spoon, balance bars, sack race, shot put, running and a water transfer race. Isabelle said that she enjoyed the water race the most, but the rest station was her favourite part of Sports Day!! All of the children were out playing competitively from 9:00 – 12:00 so it was a long morning of sports. Monkeys came first for this year grouping, but the Dragons second place was only by 3 points! (Not bad when you are in the 1000’s of points……)
Wednesday May 8th was Nursery and Reception Sports Day. This event was only for 1 hour as they do 2 minutes on each activity. It is set up in the same way with different stations on the Athletic field that the parents walk around to cheer. Oliver had 3 team mates in his class that are Dragons: Seren, Ben and Emma. All of whom he really likes and plays well with. This little team displayed fantastic team spirit throughout the entire event. They were continually cheering each other on, helping with the transitions and generally wanting to win. They all displayed huge competitive spirit, and the parents of these children were just as competitive as we were very loudly shouting and cheering for the Dragons!!
The hurdles was one of Oliver’s favourites. We were so proud of him because he very obviously put his heart and soul into every single event and tried his very best at each one. He wears his heart on his sleeve and you could clearly see when he was happy with his performance and when he was disappointed in himself. We were also very proud of his team spirit as he was so supportive and encouraging of his team mates.
Excellent result for Dragons today as the combined scores for the Dragons in Nursery and Reception meant that they had won the trophy. Oliver, Ben, Seren and Emma were over the moon with excitement and delight!