05 November, 2023

BISS Lions Sports Update

From Monday 9 October, the BISS Puxi PE team hosted Sports Days for students from Year 3 to Year 6. This was an opportunity for all students and teachers to come together and work as a House to compete for the Sports Day House Trophy.

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The mission of the PE Department is to create an environment that fosters a life-long love of sports through participation and providing opportunities to develop, succeed and excel. Sports Days are the culmination of this ethos. The PE Team have designed all Sports Days to link from Pre-Nursery to Year 13. Unfortunately, due to weather conditions the Secondary Sports Day has been postponed to Term 3.

In a change from previous years, the PE team decided to run a Years 3-4 Sports Day and a Years 5-6 Sports Day as two separate events to allow the students to have a more enjoyable and focused experience. The students practised each event in the lead up to Sports Day in their PE lessons. They discovered the rules of each event and the technique needed to compete and excel. Sports Days for Years 3-6 students are an opportunity for both mass participation and a chance for healthy competition.

The Years 3-4 Sports Day was held on Monday 9 October and the Years 5-6 Sports Day was held on Wednesday 11 October.

In Year 4-Year 6, throughout the day, the students competed as a team to score points in high jump, standing long jump, standing triple jump, javelin, discus, shot put, sprinting and long-distance running. Each throw, jump or run gave students the opportunity to score between one and three points for their House. They had fifteen minutes on each activity to score as many points as possible. One boy and one girl from each House with the fastest time, furthest throw and longest jump received a medal. The students also participated in many fun traditional Sports Day activities such as the tug of war, sack races and the old favourite, the egg and spoon race. Year 3 students followed a similar programme to the Years 4-6 students with modified activities such as discus was substituted for coil toss, shot put was substituted for chest push to allow students to access the gross motor skills in a successful scenario. The event was supported by the Secondary Sports Leaders who assisted the PE Department to lead the warm up, run events and motivate the students.

Congratulations to all students who won medals on the day. We know that we have many budding Marlon Devonishs in our school. Students who enjoy athletics are invited to sign up our inspiring Athletics ECA programme in Term 2.

Students were awarded their medals and certificates during a PE celebration on Tuesday 31 October. The following students were recognised for outstanding achievements in placing in multiple events:

Year 3:

Kai

3S

Theo

3B

Laura

3B

Sebastian

3B

 

Year 4:

Zoe

4P

Jolyn

4S

Louis

4P

Alvin

4B

 

Year 5:

William

5B

Millia

5B

Edwin

5B

Emily

5P

 

Year 6:

Zach

6P

Sam

6S

Jacob

6S

Remi

Laura

6U

6P

 

Congratulations to the Fire House who were the overall winners of the Years 3-4 Sports Day!

 

Fire

925

1st

Air

856

2nd

Water

789

3rd

Earth

703

4th

Congratulations to the Earth House who were the overall winners of the Years 5-6 Sports Day!

 

Earth

922

1st

Water

893

2nd

Fire

830

3rd

Air

651

4th

 

When the scores were tallied, the podium for the overall winners of the Years 3-6 Sports Week are:

Fire

1,755

1st

Water

1,682

2nd

Earth

1,625

3rd

Air

990

4th

 

Congratulations to the Fire House who are currently in the lead. This total will be added to our Pre-Nursery-Year 2 Sports Days and Secondary Sports Day which will be held in Term 3 to find the overall winning house for athletics.

The 2023 BISS Lions Volleyball Season Comes to an End!

BISS Lions Volleyball is a Division I and II programme that competes in the Shanghai International Schools Athletics Conference (SISAC) and the Association of China and Mongolia International Schools (ACAMIS).

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Last week, the BISS teams found success, winning the Division I Women’s Volleyball Plate Tournament. On Saturday 4 November, the 2023 ACAMIS Red Division Men’s Volleyball semi-final took place at the Chinese International School, Hong Kong, at which the BISS Lions finished fourth in the men’s and sixth in the women’s categories.

The teams made up of a promising group of young talents, who strive to achieve success inside and outside the volleyball court lines, defended our colours with great passion and in a dignified manner. The 2024 Volleyball Seniors express their gratitude and thanks to the Year 10 and 11 athletes for taking part and making the adventure possible. They are moving on to greener pastures safe in the knowledge that the BISS Lions Volleyball programme is poised to become a force to be reckoned with.

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