KENYA SWIMMING FEDERATION SHORT COURSE NATIONALS SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS OCTOBER 19-21, 2018

Braeburn competed in 60 Individual events and 6 Relays with an elite squad of 10 swimmers. Over 30 Schools took part this year.

OVERALL TEAM PERFORMANCE

5TH POSITION

INDIVIDUAL MEDAL COUNT

20 MEDALS

8 GOLDS

8 SILVERS

4 BRONZE

Withstanding the blistering heat of Mombasa in Kenya, the De Guzman siblings, Rowena and Risha run away with eleven (11) medals – four (4) golds, five (5) silver and two (2) bronze enabling their team, Braeburn Swim Team to snatch the fifth (5​th​) place overall against 36 teams from all over Kenya and Uganda in the 2018 Kenyan Swimming Federation (KSF) Short Course Nationals Swimming Championships.

                                                

The swimming gala, a qualifier for the World SC Championships on December 2018 in Hangzhou, China, was staged on October 19 to 21, 2018 in Oshwal Academy, off Beach Road, Nyali in Mombasa, Kenya.

                                                

The Braeburn Swim Team was composed of only ten (10) swimmers namely, Abdul Bagha, Risha De Guzman and Njukia Kihara who competed in the Boys 12-13, Hamza Rechchad in the Boys 14-15 and Dale Mwangi in the Boys 16 & over age group. The youngest member of the squad was Ameya Rana who raced in the Girls 10-11 category while the eldest were Rowena De Guzman and Rachel Schoch who saw action in the Girls 16 & over category. The rest of the Braeburn Swim Team were Nurayn Bagha and Savannah Grantham who were both Girls under 14-15 class.

TURI CROSS COUNTRY TEAM SPIRIT AND TOUGH TRAINING LEADS TO AN OUTSTANDING 2ND POSITION OVERALL

Team Braeburn travelled gallantly and once again nervously to the high altitude Cross Country destination at Turi. Our team had worked hard both at school and in training at weekends. We were represented by four teams and had high hopes despite the tough competition coming from a total of eleven Schools.

Our team should be very proud again this year finishing overall in 2nd position to an outstanding Turi St Andrews Team. It should be stated that we were not quite full strength as a number of team players were not able to travel. Our athletic position this year looks therefore very promising as we advance towards The International Athletics Championships at Kasarani.

Annual Douglas Buchanan Maths Challenge

U9 Maths Excellence

U11 U13 Maths Excellence

Twelve Braeburn students from Years 3 to 8 travelled to Kenton College for the annual Douglas Buchanan Maths Challenge. Here they took on testing maths puzzles and competed against other schools from Nairobi, Mombasa and beyond. All the teams represented Braeburn very well and gave their maths brains a good workout.

Results wise the Year 8s won their section, the Year 4s came second and the Year 5s came third. Well done to all students who travelled.

World Scholar's Cup

World Scholars Cup

World Scholar's Cup, Global Round – Barcelona, Spain, 22ndto 27thJuly 2018

 What is World Scholar's Cup? Teams of students from over 80 countries come together each year to explore a current global theme within which are specific topics based on six subject areas (Arts, History, Literature, Science, Social Studies, Special Area e.g. Crime and Justice). The four World Scholar's Cup (WSC) tournament events: team debate, scholar's bowl (group quiz), scholar's challenge (quiz) and collaborative writing enable "students of all backgrounds to discover new strengths and practise new skills." (World Scholar's Cup 'Values and Vision' 2008). By bringing together subjects in team and individual events, not only do students deepen subject understanding, they also learn how to work together, connect subjects to each other and relate them to the world around us.

Fourteen students from Braeburn School travelled to Barcelona, Spain for the annual World Scholar's Cup – four from the High School and ten from the Primary. The primary school was represented by Cresent, Njeri, Ashoka, Akol, Izyan, Erica, Sherrly, Nizar, Keith and Pratham.

The pupils did the school proud in the World Scholar's Cup by emerging as 2ndin Africa; a particularly strong achievement considering the fact that this was their maiden appearance.  All the pupils won individual medals in different categories. Seven students qualified for the World Scholar’s Cup Tournament of Champions which will be held at Yale University, USA.

UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA- A PASSIONATE ENCOUNTER

A group of year 12s and 13s from The 6th Form had the privilege to participate in a forum led by Dr. Lucio Esposito, a representative of the University of East Anglia, on Monday morning in the school’s lecture theatre. Dr Esposito set the tone for the morning by Introducing himself, and shared a bit about about his background. We then proceeded to a session of structured debates on topics ranging from issues of income inequality among nations and individuals to the environment. Split into groups, passionate discussions began with students arguing eloquently their side of the debate and rebutting other opinions in order to win the debate.

Dr. Esposito, however, in his intervention taught us that both sides were right as it was a matter of looking at each topic from the point of reality, logic and philosophy. After this, he gave a short lecture on the progression of the world, educating us on the developments that have occurred in the last two centuries and sharing with us the correlation between income, life expectancy, child mortality and number of births per mother. It was a truly informative session that left us questioning the myth of progress or advancement in our current society.