On Wednesday the 27th of February, over 400 Year 3 and 4 students, teachers and parents gathered together at the Braeburn Theatre, in a celebration of music.Braeburn School welcomed singers from 15 other schools in a morning of incredible variety in musical styles and presentations.
Braeburn School opened the festival, leading the National Anthem in Kiswahili, followed by their performance of ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’, in keeping with the theme for the communal song.
As in previous years, each school strove to keep the audience entertained and as such, there were pieces derived from musicals, pieces with inspirational messages and some that just made the audience laugh!
This year, we had a special treat from Nairobi Academy - a dance that fit well into the spirit of the communal song, ‘Down in the Jungle’. The dance set the mood for the entire audience as they sung the communal song with uplifted spirits and ended the festival on a high note.
As always, each director of music has since sent a positive message on how this festival provides a perfect platform for quality performances, without the pressure of competition. They have all stressed how much they learn from each and every school performance, and are looking forward to it again next academic year!
On Thursday 28th February, our under 9 boys and girls participated in the KAISSO hockey tournament at St. Christopher’s, and what a remarkable day it was. Our teams started strongly, with both the U9 girls and U9 boys performing very well in all their matches.
In a pool of 6 schools, our girls team won two games and drew 3 others without conceding a goal. They then played in the semi-finals against St Christopher’s. It was a closely competed game, finishing 0-0. It then went to penalty shoot-outs, with St. Christopher’s squeezing through by a single goal.
The boys advanced from the group stage matches to the finals without conceding a goal. They won their semi-final and then played wonderfully in the final to be crowned 2019 KAISSO champions, with our own Trey Garner being awarded most valuable player of the tournament.
Both teams are to be highly commended for their effort, superb attitude, team work and great sportsmanship.
Thank you to Mr Bradbury and Ms Peron who organised an outstanding trip to France, Belguim and Germany. The trip took in all the highlights of the 1st and 2nd World Wars. It included exposure to many famous battle locations and museums. Braeburn students on this trip should be highly commended for their behaviour and attitude to learning in both Historical and Language areas. They showed great respect to those who had lost their lives in the wars. Other highlights included a boat ride on the Seine, The Berlin Wall, visiting a concentration camp from the 2nd world war and experiencing the Trenches 1st hand.
On Saturday Braeburn under 7 football teams represented the school in a football festival at Brookhouse Runda. We had two teams of mixed boys and girls, an A and B and both did us proud. Well done to all of our players for their enthusiasm and postiive approach to all their games.
Year 2 children had the opportunity to visit the Nairobi National Museum as part of their topic work on Early Man. This started with a tour of the birds gallery where the pupils were able to see hundreds of birds found in Kenya, their eggs and nests. After that they visited the mammals gallery where they saw different mammals and reviewed their characteristics as studied in science last term. They later toured the Kenyan history gallery where they saw lots of things about Kenya's rich history and culture.
The culmination of this trip was a tour of the Early Man gallery where pupils were able to see in real life the Turkana boy and Early Man's lifestyle!
Pupils were also greatly excited to visit the Nairobi snake park where they saw different reptiles. The most fascinating being the snakes! They learnt a thing or two about their habitats, what they eat and how venomous they are.
Not only did they take home a lot of information, they had an amazing day!