The British School of Kuwait held their annual sports day for all students in Years 6 to 13 at the excellent venue of Kaifan stadium. A calm, warm, sunny morning greeted the staff and students on arrival – perfect conditions for athletics. The boys and girls in each year group competed in a range of events (high jump, long jump, shot putt, discus and track events from 100m to 800m). In total this meant 92 separate competitions were run, alongside many fun events such as tug of war and basketball knockout!
Excellent organisation and smooth running of each event by the staff resulted in one of BSK’s most successful sports days ever, one that allowed every student to give their very best in the events for which they had qualified.
The school house competition between the four houses (England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales) could not have been closer and with only the last round of competitions to go – the 4x100m relays – Wales and England were tied for first place. After eight keenly fought races England eventually emerged as the winners with 1085 points, just 24 points ahead of Wales, with Ireland coming in third and Scotland fourth.
There were many outstanding performances on the day, but the top three athletes – who made the biggest contribution to their houses – were: 3rd, Yousef Al-Kasaby, who scored 110 points for Wales; 2nd, Mai Aguib, who scored 180 points for Scotland; and individual athlete of the day, Rodina Jad, who scored a massive 200 points for England! An astonishing 17 school records were broken on the day, four of them by Rodina (Year 8 girls 100m, 400m, 800m and high jump); three by Mai (Year 9 girls 100m, 800m and high jump); and two by Yousef (year 8 boys 800m and long jump). The other record breakers were: Leena Albader (Year 10 girls 400m and 800m); Fatima Eid (Year 7 girls long jump); Nathan Gevao (Year 8 boys high jump); Abdulmohsen Alshammari (Year 10 boys 800m); Khaled Alsaiedi (Year 10 boys high jump); Sara Alwagfi and Ghiwa Jebran (Year 10 girls high jump); Mohamad Al-Hussaini (varsity boys high jump).
A great day out was had by all – competitors, staff and spectators – and everyone is looking forward to an even more successful event next year.
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