It was very impressive to witness our students reciting in French by heart. We certainly encourage student to step out of their comfort zones but speaking in front of over 100 people on a stage and in a foreign language and by the use of memory confirmed the type of driven students we have at Braeburn. Thank you to Ms Peron who inspired and captured the interest of the students to perform.
After a competitive Inter house cross country, our selected elite teams journeyed to Turi St Andrews for the annual interschool Cross Country. Our team was quite outstanding in what was witnessed as a high quality field of athletes from over 8 of the top International Schools in Kenya. Savannah Grantham once again proved her worth as one of Braeburn’s finest, who is always ready to drive herself with everything she has. She won the silver medal in the under 15 girls.
Ali El Kassis- 4th in the under 15 Boys
David Dos Santos- 6th in the under 15 Boys
Ivana Martin- 4th in the under 19 Girls
Rachel Schoch- 5th in the under 19 Girls
Our team performance was the best ever in our history, coming overall second position losing by a mere 4 points to home school Turi. This was truly a brilliant effort by all, proving that Braeburn does not just have a few natural athletes but strength and depth in it’s ranks, thanks to the hard work of our committed PE department as well as the focused commitment of our students. They say that in cross country, your team is only as good as your weakest runner. Clearly our weakest runners are strong. Well done to all involved.
I was most proud of our 6th Form participation at the University Debate on Wednesday this week. The topics were very challenging but due to great teamwork and support, our students performed outstandingly. Talha Butt was the lead representative and he should be very proud of his debating performance. Clearly our 6th Form were completely behind him which greatly assisted his own self belief. Out of 8 Schools, Talha made the final and came second to an outstanding Oshwal debater.
The aim of the workshop was to outline the current trends, sites and apps that are being used by young people, how these are operating and what some of the potential threats there are posed to our students. We also discussed ideas for best practice in helping to keep children safe whilst online and some of the methods parents can employ to encourage responsible and critical use of the internet.
Many aspects of safety and general awareness came to light. Parent contribution was appreciated and valuable. Mrs Jackson, who led the evening will be making the power point presentation available on the mobile application.
We wish to thank all parents that attended on the evening.
Braeburn Secondary Sport has commenced in it’s traditional way with students in cricket, rounders and football turning up in numbers for practise.
Looking and observing at the talent in the school combined with our committed staff, we are looking forward to great TEAM success this year. I am sure there will be many exciting achievements and heroic moments.