12 boys and 12 girls from across year 5 and 6 competed against 4 of our fellow Nord Anglia Schools;
St Andrews Bangkok, BVIS Hanoi, Northbridge Cambodia and Regents School Pattaya.
Day one saw the girls in teeball action and the boys take on basketball. On their way to a magnificent silver medal the girls played a perfect game, with each batter getting ‘home’ to score the maximum 24 points. After coming from behind to defeat St Andrews 13-10 in a very close and exciting game, the boys won all of their remaining games to take gold.
Roles were reversed on day two, as the boys took to the teeball field and the girls were on the basketball court. In what staff, spectators and officials described as ‘The best teeball team they had ever seen,’ the boys steamrollered the opposition to again take gold. In the process they managed two perfect games of 24 runs, and managed a complete shut of the opposition – managing to get every member of the other team out.
First up for the girls was St Andrews. In a very close and exciting game the girls lead 7-6 with 17 seconds left on the clock the girls agonisingly had defeat snatched from the jaws of victory, as St Andrews broke and scored the winning basket. After putting the initial heartbreak behind them the girls bounced back superbly to win all of their remaining games and again take the silver medal.
Sports competitions like this are a fantastic way to learn and grow as people. Over the weekend students experienced the joy of winning, the disappointment of losing but also the motivation and determination to bounce back. All of the students who attended were a credit to themselves and the whole school. Their conduct on and off the field was exemplary. They were excellent winners and just as importantly, excellent losers. Whether cooling off in the pool at the hotel, or whipping and nae-naeing at the gala dinner, it was fantastic to see the mutual respect and friendship gained with the other the competitors after facing off in a weekend of sport.
Huge congratulations to everyone who was part of the first ever Nord Anglia Games.
Ali Thom, PE Leader at Tu Xuong Campus