Congratulations to our children who attended the Nord Anglia Education (NAE) Games in Bangkok for four days over the last weekend. They represented the school tremendously and we have enjoyed hearing their stories. One that gave me a big smile was the use of their team hats, a Vietnamese Flag on the front and a Union Jack on the back. They would turn the hat when they spoke in either Vietnamese or English. Gia Bao in Year 5 actually wore his sideways and stated he would be speaking both! Also, when asked by some customs staff in Bangkok who they were and where they were from, they proudly told them about BVIS and that they were bilingual, how special.
It was a tough tournament, competing against St. Andrew’s Bangkok, BIS HCMC, Regent’s Pattaya and Northbridge Cambodia. Three of these schools have very international students many who tower in height over our students, difficult when opposing at basketball, but our children showed incredible spirit and determination, and of course perseverance, never giving up. They can all be extremely proud of their achievements, as we certainly are.
The girls team had a very successful time and I am delighted to announce they returned to school with BVIS’ first trophy from a foreign competition, well done girls! They managed to get bronze medals in T-Ball and missed out on the same in basketball with the tensest match of the tournament, losing by just one point to BIS HCMC. Considering lots of the BIS girls are part of teams that play regularly shows just how much our hard work and determination can achieve. This is the spirit of BVIS so well done girls.
Thank you again to Mr. Brookfield and Miss Erin for all the time in training sessions before the event and additionally to Ms. Them and Mrs. West who supported the children and parents throughout the weekend.
Have a lovely weekend and hopefully many of you will enjoy the InterContinental Christmas market with carols and music from some of our children, 3-6pm Saturday 9th December.