Inter-School Swimming Competition

On Saturday a group of boys and girls competed in the inter-school swimming gala at Agha khan Academy. The boys and girls all gave a fantastic performance, with many doing very well in their heats. Once the individual races were over, it moved over to the team relays of 4 x 25 relay, medley relay and 4 x 25 freestyle mixed relay. BMIS completely dominated in the 9-10 age category outperforming some schools by a complete length!

The children represented BMIS brilliantly and showed great sportsmanship cheering others on despite the long hours. Overall the results of the competition were:

Neema Ruwa emerged as the top swimmer in the girl’s category.

The boys team was 3rd position

The girls team was 3rd position

Combined team score, the school was ranked 3rd position overall

Well done to all the children who took part!


Secondary Music News

Year 9 students have been experiencing being “film soundtrack composers” and exploring the challenges and musical devices used in film soundtrack composition.  This week they created a musical soundtrack to the class “horror movie” using a storyboard to help them in their planning.  They thought carefully about what instruments and sounds to use in each different scene, which last 10 seconds.

They also worked on playing simple chords on the ukulele.


Respect Day

Last Thursday was Respect Day at BMIS. We took this opportunity to think about respect for each other, for the environment, and for books. The morning passed in a blur for Primary; after a calm start in their own classrooms, talking about respect, watching some animations and reflecting on what they had learnt, the children went into their House groups to make a bookmark each, in readiness for celebrating books before lunch. Once they had made their book marks in smaller groups, the children reunited into their 3 separate Houses.

The children and staff had a wonderful day, getting out of the classroom and escaping routine for a few hours, to really think about RESPECT and what it means to us.

Le Malin French Meeting

On September 20th, the Year 9, KS4 French students and Year 12&13 visited a French ship used by the navy. We thoroughly enjoyed learning about the boat and its history, what they do in case of fire and about the control room. In the event of a fire, they wear a suit that resembles one of a firefighter and a gas mask which we got to see. “It was heavy and hot” said Yaro after getting to try on the jacket. In the control room there had to be 2 people at all times.

They gave us insight into what it was like living on the boat, showing us their equipment, gym and recreational room. It was interesting to see the interior and exterior design of the ship. It was also fascinating to see the engineering of the ship. They explained to us where in the world they had been and where they are going. We learnt that the crew consisted of 24 people at all times and the ship can carry up to 35 people.

During their time on the ship, they had confiscated drugs and one caught a boat with 300kg of illegal fish. During the tour, the power went off forcing us to evacuate from inside briefly.

“I found it was an interesting experience. I enjoyed going up and down the narrow staircases” Mariama