The Music Afternoon took place on Wednesday 6th November and featured budding musicians from all year levels. This recital provides performers with a platform to share their talents and gain performance experience. The afternoon included performances spanning across a variety of contrasting styles and genres and students spent weeks leading up to the afternoon rehearsing and refining their performance. There were singers, recorder players, guitarists, pianists and drummers. It was a fantastic opportunity for students to perform in front of an audience and for some of these students, this was their first time performing outside their instrumental lessons. The afternoon was a success and our students, as always, played and sang beautifully. Their performances were very much appreciated.
Well done to all performers!
Eleven BMIS students travelled by train to Nairobi to take part in the annual Kenton College Maths Challenge. The Maths Challenge was officiated by Douglas Buchannan, a now-retired Headteacher who conducts 40 challenges a year throughout the UK and East Africa.
Working in teams of 2, students were required to solve 7 mathematical puzzles involving number patterns, dominoes, cards and tangrams. Teams were scored depending on how many parts of each puzzle they were able to solve in the allotted time.
While we knew that we had brought some of BMIS’s brightest mathematicians, our team of budding maths masterminds exceeded all expectations and all of our Primary teams finished in the top 10! An exceptional result!
The MUN aims to be an authentic simulation of the United Nations – complete with Security Council, General Assembly, an ICJ committee as well as a wide range of other sub-committees, a Secretariat headed by the Secretary-General, a Press Corp and of course the delegates.
The ultimate objective of every delegate is to produce, lobby support for, debate and ultimately have passed a resolution on one of the topic areas within their committee. A resolution is the proposed solution to a problem and forms the main focus of the debate. The delegates aim is to represent the views of their country on the issue while at the same time making it as acceptable as possible to as many member countries as possible.
The U11 girls' Rounders team have continued their winning streak this week with two great matches, firstly against MA and then against MSB, both Away.
We walked away from MA with a whopping 8 rounders, against MA’s 3. Neema and Miniya were their usual excellent selves in the first innings, then Lauryn and Mikaela stole the show in the second innings with their courage in just going for it and beating the fielders to the post! The fielding was excellent and our team, including Laaibah, Juliette, Maleeha, Isabelle and Samara, were focused and fast in their fielding skills.
On Tuesday, we were off to MSB. This ended up being a much tougher match, as our girls just found it impossible to hit the ball! Bowl after bowl continued with no hits, though we eventually managed to scrape 4 rounders in total, after 2 innings of 18 good balls. The MSB girls were close behind us but eventually ended up with 3 ½ rounders- a close thing! Neema was certainly our ‘Woman of the Match’ as she single-handedly bowled, caught out or ran out player after player. Well done, Neema- you are our champion! Lauryn was brilliant as a backstop, focused and accurate with a throw after throw, even after slipping over in a very wet, muddy puddle! What a hero- she just picked herself up and carried on!
Only one more match to go- next week, hopefully, against Oshwal! Can we make it a clean sweep this term? Watch this space!
On Thursday afternoon, Primary enjoyed their spooktastic Hallowe’en disco! The costumes and make-up were outstanding, the DJing by DJ Buckley was fantastic and the dancing was second-to-none! Thank you to everyone who took part and made the event such a brilliant success.