Junior School Successes

01 November 2012

Junior School students have been participating in events in Mombasa and internationally—and have been winning prizes!

Junior School students have been participating in events in Mombasa and internationally—and have been winning prizes.

Junior school participants in the annual Mombasa Open Chess Championships, which took place over 20–21 October, won several prizes. Mahek Shah (second from the left) was the best Under 8-year-old while her younger sister in Year 1, Haimi Shah (right) was best in the Under 6-year-old category. Rahul Doshi (left) was the best Under 10-year-old while Jay Morjaria (second from right) was happy to have participated in the event and being a PYP learner said, “It is not about winning but having the confidence to challenge a partner who is many years old than me.” Congratulations to all the Junior School chess champions.

On the international front, Alyssa Jamal took part in the My Arctic Animal Comic Competition held in August 2012 and has once again received an art award. She was one of the runners-up in The Last Polar Bears—My Arctic Animal Competition. The theme of the competition was to Create a Comic for Conservation—Help the Polar Bears Through Creativity. Alyssa’s art work was in 3D, and included the use of cotton wool for the polar bear. Alyssa got her inspiration from books, television and the internet. Congratulations to Alyssa.