UWCEA 1 (above) in a huddle before one of their rugby matches this weekend
Back to sport in this week’s newsletter! This weekend has seen some spectacular team perfoirmances. On Friday, the Arusha Rhinos Rugby Club came to Arusha Campus and organised a superb touch rugby tournament. Student and staff teams joined teams from as far afield as Iringa and Dar and we all had great fun in the name of generating funds for Development Rugby in Tanzania. The stars of the tournament were undoubtedly our Arusha Campus student teams. Team 1 (above) reached the semi finals whilst Team 2 reached the Plate semi-finals, before being knocked out, but not before entertaining the crowd with fast, running rugby and such dazzling footwork both in attack and defence.
And this morning (as if the rugby didn’t provide enough running around for one weekend!) we hosted the Boma Cup which is the annual inter-residential house football tournament. Current holders Jacaranda fought their way to the final but were ultimately overpowered by a brilliant Acacia team. Congratulations Acacia – Boma Champiions 2022! (picture below).
Of course the weekend’s leisure was an excuse to let off steam after the rigour of our CIS/MSA/IB Acreditation and Authorisation visit which took place throughout last week. Although we will not receive the full Evaluation Report for a few weeks, we did attend an exit meeting at which the Evaluation Team Chairs delivered an encouraging report on the school. They made special commendation of the warm, happy and caring learning environment which, personally, made me very happy as I have often written about the importance of having a happy school. Several groups of parents helped out with interviews and so I am very grateful for their time and energy.
Have a super week ahead!
The victorious and star studded Acacia Football Team (below). Boma Champions 2022!