At BIS we pride ourselves on offering a huge range of extra curricular activities to our students. Among some of the more unusual ones are Trampolining and Yoga!
Hikari and Angela tell us why they chose Trampolining....
We jump on the special type of trampoline doing different techniques/tricks (at first we do NOT do flips). We slowly learn different tricks, like shapes and 360’s.
The trampoline club is enjoyable once you know everyone. You can talk and make friends with new people. It’s fun to try new skills and although sometimes we fall over, everybody is nice as we are all trying to improve.
(Angela) I chose this club because I wanted to do some physical activities and I did it last year. I wanted to improve my skills, but I’m not too serious about it. I just find trampoline enjoyable and really fun to take part in. I would recommend this ECA to lots of my friends.
(Hikari) At first, I had to choose a club I wanted to try out the trampoline club for one of my physical activities and when I tried it, it was so fun so I continued doing this club from last year and also I wanted to continue to improve ability and also learn new skills.
Angela and Hikari
Through the many weeks of yoga, meditation and mindfulness I have learnt different techniques to cope with various situations where there have been moments of stress in my busy school life.
My flexibity has increased; at first the poses and stretches were challenging but now I can move easier in and out of each one. It’s also helped my inner and physical strength – I can hold poses for longer and focus on being mindful and breathing.
Yoga has given me an opportunity to escape my busy life and just calmly be with myself, while keeping my mind empty and peaceful.
There is definitely an opportunity to challenge yourself in this Extra Curricular Activity (ECA); there are more challenging options for some poses and holding poses for longer is harder than it seems!
We will be continuing in term 2 for anyone that is interested in joining the club.
Hanna Sail / Head of Spanish