Thursday, 8 May 2014

Go the Distance - April

Go, Go, Go!! April was the month of sports and games. The boys have their sports days, inter school sports and state level sports. I have gotten used to the extra hours of practising and the extra effort sending them everywhere. The boys both enjoy their school experience, and participating in sports or club is a key part of this. Win or lose, they'll learn a lot about themselves and their limits.

These days, sports day was not all about competition. It's a lot of Fun....

... doing a tribal dance

.... or a mummy race

.... walking barefoot on the tracks

..... to attend the Pharoah's wedding...

... a few of the invited guests

Jin just made it to the podium in the 200m race. 

For the record, Jin's comeback after a longgg hiatus.

 Wei has a very different experience in sports day this year. He's always very physical and the athletic one in the family. But this year, he surprised us with his participation in the cheerleading team!! He even played the role of a commander in the pre-sports marching competition. He's not the kind of person who seeks the limelight but as long as he can participate in something, he won't mind anything!!

The cheerleading and marching team led by Mrs Sarah Cheng, one of the most inspiring teachers in the school. 

This would be the last Sports Day for Wei in the primary school. And a memorable one too.

If there's something you're interested in but your school has no team or club, then start one. SJIS is a new school and being a new student, Jin joined the Chess Club at its infancy, with few active members for the first year. From playing amongst themselves, they eventually tried their hands in the inter schools and later state level tournaments. The chess club has become a popular club in the school these days. If you're passionate about it, do it, others will follow.

 Scale of the national age-group chess tournament!

A special appearance by the world-renowned Russian chess grand master, Garry Kasparov!

.... in full concentration....

A lot of what we learn in school we will forget, probably those we remember will be the experience of being on a team or a club??

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