As it is tradition, to celebrate the end of Key Stage 1 assessments, Year 2 children and teachers have a Mini World Cup Football Fun Day with their counterparts at Braeburn Garden Estate (BGE). As the Women’s World Cup is going on in France, this year's timing of the Year 2 Mini World Cup is particularly timely.
The weather was warm and sunny - perfect for the day. Every child in Year 2 from both schools played at least three matches of 15 minutes in their pools and the progressive stages. After the elimination stages, teams moved to the quarter finals and then semi-finals; all the matches were entertaining and fun to watch.
Finally, the moment we had all been waiting for came with Germany (Team BGE) taking on France (Team Braeburn School) for the finals! Both teams played amazingly well. It was a very tense game with chants of BGE and BGR all around! The game was at 0-0 for a long time. Then Michelle of Braeburn School shocked us all with her brilliant goal to put Braeburn School up at 1-0. There would have been more goals but the defense from both sides was super tight. The final whistle saw Braeburn School pupils jump into a dance as they knew they were taking the trophy back to Gitanga Road as promised to Mr. Bailey earlier that morning.
All in all everyone had a great day. Lots of talent was on display and a lot of fun was had by all, but above all new friendships were born.
Thank you to all the parents and guardians who came to support us at BGE.
Congratulations to Team Germany for a game well played and to Team France for ensuring we brought back the Mini World Cup trophy! Toutes nos félicitations!