Healthy Sleep – Year 7 and 8 Assembly

The Importance of sleep

Every creature needs to rest. Just like eating, sleep is necessary for survival. Sleep gives your body a rest and allows it to prepare for the next day. It's like giving your body a mini-vacation. Sleep also gives your brain a chance to sort things out. Scientists aren't exactly sure what happens to your brain while you sleep, but they think that sleep might be the time when the brain sorts and stores information, replaces chemicals and solves problems.

Consequences of poor sleep

  • Poor Mental health - poor sleep is related to depression and anxiety.
  • Poor Physical health - a lack of sleep can increase your chances of putting on weight. Poor sleep puts you at risk of medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and Alzheimer’s, it can also disrupt your immune system.
  • Poor Productivity - poor sleep contributes to decreased productivity and a lack of sleep can have a negative influence on your learning abilities.

Tips for good sleep

  • Increase Bright Light Exposure During The Day.
  • Reduce Blue Light Exposure in the Evening. Install an app that blocks blue light on your smartphone. These are available for both iPhones and Android models.
  • Don't Consume Caffeine Late in the Day.
  • Reduce Irregular or Long Daytime Naps.
  • Try to Sleep and Wake at Consistent Times. 
  • Stop watching TV and turn off any bright lights two hours before heading to bed.

 

KS2 Production: The X-Factory

BMIS is in trouble! Following an extremely poor ISI inspection, we have been labelled 'average' and we are now in grave danger of being closed down! 

Year 5 and 6 hit the ground running this week when they returned back to school and went straight into rehearsals for their production.  The past couple of days have been full of practising lines, singing and dancing, and many costume changes!  Despite the increase in temperature this week, the children worked really hard to ensure that they put on the best show possible.

Thank you to everyone who was involved with helping children to learn their lines, finding costumes and painting backdrops; we really appreciate it.  Thank you also to those of you who came along to support us; we hope you enjoyed it as much as we enjoyed putting the show together!

KS2 Production: The X-Factory

BMIS is in trouble! Following an extremely poor ISI inspection, we have been labelled 'average' and we are now in grave danger of being closed down! 

Year 5 and 6 hit the ground running this week when they returned back to school and went straight into rehearsals for their production.  The past couple of days have been full of practising lines, singing and dancing, and many costume changes!  Despite the increase in temperature this week, the children worked really hard to ensure that they put on the best show possible.

Thank you to everyone who was involved with helping children to learn their lines, finding costumes and painting backdrops; we really appreciate it.  Thank you also to those of you who came along to support us; we hope you enjoyed it as much as we enjoyed putting the show together!

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!