Last week a selection of Year 5 students attended a Tee Ball competition at UNIS. Tee Ball is a version of baseball played by pupils of primary age. The main difference from baseball being that there is no bowling, the ball is already ‘Teed’ up so the children can swing and hit the ball more consistently and easily. They then get to enjoy running around as many bases as possible to score points. Although we have not played much in our PE lessons, we still selected a team and went to give it a try. The results were astonishing. Despite being new to the game the BVIS pupils did really well. Although slow at first, when the students grew into the game they performed very well. There were no scores kept from the games as it was purely recreational but the pupils gave a great account of themselves and were a credit to the school.
On Tuesday, eighteen Year 6 pupils fielded two teams in a Tag Rugby competition which was sponsored by the British Embassy. The two BVIS teams were in two separate groups, the winners of which would face off in a final. Both teams drew their first games as they adapted to their surroundings. There were excellent skills on show from our teams. Sam Wilcox, the tournament organizer, said "Your teams are excellent; they understand the game extremely well". This manifested in two ways. One of our teams played in some very hard fought games in which neither team could break the deadlock and score a try, therefore drawing 3 out of 4 games. The other team found their rhythm and went the entire tournament unbeaten, winning 3 games and drawing 1, finishing top of the group and winning their half of the tournament. Time did not allow a final to be played so BVIS finished joint winners!! Well done to all those in Year 6 who took part, you also did your school proud. Some special awards are to be announced in assembly soon.
After the half term break some of Year 4 will get to represent the school in a football tournament and more information will follow about this after the holiday. In the meantime I must compliment all the Primary children with their sporting efforts this term; we have some real potential for the future.
Mr Perry Wild - PE Teacher