Every term at BMIS, teachers share good practice at an In-Service Training. During that time, teachers learn new interactive activities and games they can use in the classroom to stimulate learners, make learning fun and more interesting and help all students become, or continue to be, learners enjoying success.
One game that I was eager to know more about was Top Trump. I had seen students play it outside the school and wondered how I could integrate it into lessons. The Year 11s were learning about foreign countries so it seemed to be the perfect topic to try this activity out. We chose the categories together and as homework, students had to research the countries they had chosen and create Top Trump cards. They all did really well and learnt a lot of new facts that they will be able to use in their IGCSE work.
The best part was that we got to play at the end of the lesson and students could take pride in having created their own activity from scratch.
We played in a Round-robin, one inning each team of 18 good balls. The first match was Simba V Kifaru which started with a toss from the captains. Simba batted first scoring 10 rounders; 6 ½ from reaching either 2nd or 4th post, 3 ½ from no balls. 2 players were stamped out. Kifaru managed to score 1 rounder –reaching 4th post and 2 players were stamped out.
The second match was Chui V Simba. Chui batted first after winning the toss. They scooped 1 ½ rounders for reaching either 2nd or 4th post and ½ from obstruction making a total of 2 rounders. Simba scored 11 rounders including obstructions and no balls.
Last match Chui v Kifaru. Chui scored 5 ½ Rounders while Kifaru scored 1. The overall winning team was Simba, Chui came second and Kifaru was third.
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.