Facing three days of intense sporting competition from schools in Bangkok, Rayong, Kota Kinabalu, Kathmandu and Kuala Lumpur, the DCIS students had trained and prepared since September.
Day one saw the swimming competition in the morning and the athletics in the afternoon. We were so proud of our students as medal after medal was won. In swimming we medalled in 36/42 events and athletics we medalled in 38/44 events, with a total of 21 golds, a phenomenal haul.
Day two moved on to boys basketball and girls football. The action on the court was intense and the boys battled well, but ultimately several strong teams were too much for our boys. The girls played some lovely football in the group stages to qualify for the semi-final. The game itself was an intense end to end battle. Finishing 0-0 at full time, it took a superb extra time hat-trick from Holly to seal a place in the final. The final again was a tight affair, our girls really went for it, however they unfortunately lost 1-0.
The final day saw us competing in the boys football and girls basketball. Both teams got off to superb starts with both teams remaining unbeaten. With the boys playing some fantastic football, they dominated the competition, winning 4/4 games and thus the tournament. The girls had a fantastic route to the semi-final where they had won 3/3 games and were looking like the favourites. Unfortunately the semi-final did not go to plan and we had to settle for a well-deserved bronze medal.
On the Saturday evening everybody dressed to impress for the gala dinner and disco. Final awards were given out meaning out of six events, DCIS had the following results:
Gold – Boys Football
Gold – Athletics
Silver – Swimming
Silver – Girls Football
Bronze – Girls Basketball
Myself, Miss Dodson and Mr. Woollard were blown away with the commitment and effort over the course of the games, with results justifying this. Onto 2020 now!
Head of PE