We are delighted to announce that we are entering a team in The Council of British International Schools (COBIS) Games which will take place in the UK in mid April. The pictured pupils (7 boys and 7 girls) from Y5 and 6 will be representing JESS at this huge event involving around 17 schools from all over the world.well done to Megan, Holly, Abigail, Isla, Zeffie, Isabella, Zahra, Nathan, Rhys, Cameron, Daniel, Yannick, Alex and Matthew. I am sure you will join me in wishing them well as they compete in swimming, athletics and football over 3 hectic days. A wonderful opportunity for these very talented pupils. Competition will be very tough but we know they will be excellent ambassadors for our school.
The U10 netball team have enjoyed a fantastic season, winning the U10 netball league and both U10 netball tournaments this year. The girls remain undefeated this season and their performance has often been commented on. The team have gained a reputation as the school to beat! Thank you to Mrs Coles for all her efforts leading the team to such success.
Well done to the U11 Athletics 8’s team who were one of the top eight athletics schools that qualified for the final at Sports City on 15th March. The team comprised of 8 boys and 8 girls who each competed in 2 events. All the points for positions were calculated together and I am delighted to say that the team came 2nd. The overall position kept changing throughout the afternoon and the children really gave the competition their all. We are very proud of their efforts and achievement.
We are delighted to announce that JESS, Arabian Ranches Primary are proud winners of the DASSA schools Aquathlon series and they certainly finished the season in style! 19 out of the 24 children achieved personal bests in round 3 across the 300m swim and 1.5k run with most knocking considerable minutes / seconds off their time and achieving higher placings. We went into the final round as the current leaders and 15 points clear of the second place school and then secured the final win to take the overall Championship title 42 points clear of JAPS in second place. A superb achievement by our young JESS athletes.
Year 5 were also treated to a journey through space this week as they had the pleasure of attending a talk given by the author, Lucy Hawking. Lucy, the daughter of the one and only Stephen Hawking, has recently completed her 10th book, George and The Blue Moon which is the 4th book in the series. Lucy gave an incredible talk of what life is like as an author who works alongside some incredible scientists and astronauts who give her the inspiration for her books. The children hung on her every word and some of whom were fortunate enough to have their book signed by her. A great day had by all! Thank you to our fantastic librarian, Mrs Bennetts for organising.