British International School of New York: 100 days to go, and counting!
The British International School of New York was honoured to be invited to host an event in conjunction with the British Consulate-General in New York to mark the 100 day countdown to the start of the 2012 London Olympics.
On a hazy Wednesday afternoon a group of athletes from the school’s track and field team took to the banks of the East River adjacent to the school in order to compete in a 100m relay. They were joined by special guest runners British Consul-General Danny Lopez and Headmaster Will Phelps.
With an Olympic torch burning, the wind in their hair and the power of the crowd behind them, four teams competed. The splits were measured and the results were in: Consul-General Lopez and his team had taken the gold. Medals were handed out and there were warm congratulations all around, followed by orange segments and refreshments in the school’s library.
The event served as a true reminder of the spirit of the games and in addition to the joy of winning, the importance of remaining passionate about participation.
We can’t wait for July 27th.
The mission of The British International School of New York is to serve families in search of an education system that combines the acclaimed content and rigor of the English National curriculum, with the highly-portable, inquiry based philosophy of the International Baccalaureate. In 2009 The British International School of New York gained IB World School status joining the ranks of leading schools globally that share a common goal - a commitment to high quality, challenging, and international education.
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