These Games offer so much more to our children than just winning a medal. It shows them that through hard work, dedication, and commitment they become stronger individually and as a team; they understand the value and benefits of training in preparation for competition; that these Games provide a valuable experience in winning and losing, in sportsmanship, and the value of healthy competition; and with the remarkable guidance of our coaches, and the friendships and rivalries made, every child comes away from this experience stronger in so many ways.
And those medals? Well, they aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find metal called 'guts'. Our BIS children have done us all proud. Sport does not create character, it reveals it.
This sentiment is strongly supported by our BIS parents, "Amélie’s participation in sport at BIS has been the making of her. From a shy child at the French Lycée, she has blossomed into a confident pre-teen who is superbly fit & full of energy. We are very grateful to you for that and know that sport will help her throughout her life."
And those fortunate enough to witness these little athletes through the duration of this demanding tournament would have seen them stand another foot taller by the end of it. Champions…every single one of them.