At the weekend many people took to the roads, armed with camping gear and bikes, headed to the Mount Kenya Trust 10to4 Annual Moutain Bike Challenge held at Borana.
Braeburn returned this year as proud sponsors of the Mini 10to4 event which was held on Sunday 17th February. A total of nearly 100 children took part in the races which covered distances of 2km, 4.5km, 9km or 13.5km. Thankfully, despite the rain’s best efforts, the course did not end up too muddy or cause too many falls. It was tough going for some and an easy ride for others but, most importantly, EVERYONE had a good time! We were proud of all the BNIS children who attended but were particularly proud to bring home the school trophy for the most podium points scored!
Thank you to everyone who came and all those who put in such huge efforts to make the weekend such an awesome, fun and adventurous time!
On Friday 8th February children in Years 4 to 8 took part in their annual Swimming Gala. The children were amazing in their events with some in particular, showing incredible determination. The development of swimming technique and expertise, that comes as the children move up the school, was clearly visible. Parents came in large numbers to support their children and join us in celebrating their abilities in swimming.
The Year 5 children were able to take part in an exciting field trip yesterday! They visited Harambee, a local NGO here in Nanyuki. They graciously welcomed the children to spend a day with them, learning what they do here in town and for the community.
They have a workshop with large-scale machinery to build with both wood and metal. The children were able to see all of this machinery in use, learn the names and see what they make with it all. They take pride in their work, sell to the community, and hire local masons to train them well in this trade.
They also do beekeeping at Harambee, building the hives, collecting the bees, and selling the honey. The children learned all about bees, how they live and work in the hives, and how Harambee uses that honey for their business and the community.
Harambee has a large garden where they grow fruits, vegetables and herbs. The children walked around the garden, learning about the different plants, and even tasting fruits right off the trees! They learned about how some plants are medicinal, some grow better than others here in Nanyuki, and the life spans of different plants/trees.
Everything on the trip was educational and fun, but the best part was the food. Harambee makes their very own PIZZA in their homemade Italian pizza oven! The children were able to watch the pizza being made—from their fresh and homemade ingredients—and see how the pizza oven works.
The Year 5s loved their field trip and the educational opportunities it gave them linked to their learning from this term! Thank you to Harambee for hosting and a big thank you to Mrs Lettsome for organising this trip.
Our Early Years children took part in their Swimming Gala on Thursday 1st February 2019. For many of them it was their first time competing in a swimming gala and they all demonstrated what great swimmers they are becoming!
The children took part in various events where they showed off their flutter kicks, froggy kicks and backstroke. Most children used kickboards and noodles but a few tried their events unaided to demonstrate how resilient the even the littlest BNIS children are!
Children displayed great body alignment, balance, breathing and general body coordination while kicking both aided and un-aided.
Every child worked very hard which made both parents and teachers very proud!
Children from FS1 to Y8 are currently being challenged to see if they can Read to the Top of the Mountain. Each child is being asked to read at home at least five times each week. Every child has an individual mountain they need to ‘climb’ by recording their home reading each week. They then get the chance to be part of the whole school ‘mountain climb’ by collaging a large scale picture in our library. The challenge is running for six weeks and we hope to have a complete mountain by the end. Please feel free to visit the library to see how we are getting on. All children who complete the challenge, by reading at least five times for all six weeks (including during half term), will receive a certificate to prove that they ‘Read to the Top of the Mountain’.