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Medals Galore at a Cross Country Tournament!

Posted on: 3rd October 2018 | Category: Teacher blog

On Saturday morning, eight girls made the trip to the International School of Berne to compete in a cross country tournament. The hour journey was a quiet one with most of the girls sleeping due to the 7am start. Once there, the girls explored the area and the snack shop.

After the staff meeting all participants and coaches were invited to walk the course to ensure that nobody got lost. This took approximately forty-five minutes and the girls enjoyed the walk.

Upon returning to the school, they ate their sandwiches and helped to cheer on the Grade 3,4,5,6 and 7 races. They were very impressed with how quickly these girls had completed the course!

The next race was that of our Foundation Year girls. The gun went and they all set off sprinting away from the start line to the cheer of the older girls. After twenty minutes, the first runner started to appear. Lupita came home in second place, and Graciela claimed the bronze medal. Ana Fer came back in fourth place with Zoe in fifth.

Poor Zoe had unfortunately injured her ankle during the race but she completed it anyway despite the tears! The girls were quick to congratulate each other and console Zoe, who was piggy-backed to the first aid area for an ice pack and a bandage.

Now was the turn of the older girls. We had four runners in this race, which was split into two categories. A 5.6km race was completed by each of the four girls. Eksha was the first girl to finish, winning her category, with Sandra in second place and Faith in third. Raquel finished between Sandra and Faith, and won her category, beating two girls from another school.

The girls celebrated with the younger girls who had clapped them home and then it was time for the medal ceremony. Eksha and Raquel received gold medals, Lupita and Sandra received silver medals and Graciela and Faith received bronze medals.

Well done to all!

Miss Drake

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