GIS makes school history at Primary FOBISSEA Games

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Students from Garden International School, Rayong returned from the Primary FOBISSEA Games hosted this year by the Regents School, Bangkok with a new medal tally. The FOBISSEA Games is an annual event for international schools from all over South East Asia.

The competition consisted of three days of sporting events. The first day started with swimming, the second day was track and field, and the third day T-ball and football competition.

Garden International School students participate in the annual FOBISSEA Games. Garden International School students participate in the annual FOBISSEA Games.

On the first day of competition the venue for swimming was the new Chulalongkorn University Aquatic centre. The swimmers gave 100% effort throughout the day and finished with a total of 35 medals. Gold 22, Silver 9 and Bronze 4.

On the second day momentum continued at the athletic stadium with all athletes again rising to the occasion under the stadium floodlights as the competition went into the evening, with a further 27 medals. Gold 12, Silver 8 and Bronze 7.

With T-ball and football on the last day the students were tired from the first two days; however, all raised their game again and delivered the final push to win the Year 6 T-ball competition with a 16-15 score in the final over the Uplands School from Penang, Malaysia. In the football competition the Year 6 girls played the Kota Kinabula School from Malaysia in a thrilling final with a 2-1 win securing the gold medal. The Year 5 girl’s football competition finished with 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss which gave them the runners up position and the silver medal.

Fourteen students bring honour to Garden International School. Standing from left to right: Seren, Katrina, GG, Almond, Jakki, Anna and Tan.  Sitting, from left to right: Dream, Sabrina, Oliver, Sang, Hyun, Jezabel and Lily. Fourteen students bring honour to Garden International School. Standing from left to right: Seren, Katrina, GG, Almond, Jakki, Anna and Tan.  Sitting, from left to right: Dream, Sabrina, Oliver, Sang, Hyun, Jezabel and Lily.

With a total of 65 medals Garden International School with only 14 students was a fantastic result. Well done to all of you.

I would like to thank Ms. Patsy Smith for her assistance over the 5 days and for her coaching of the swim team. Also I would like to thank the Physical Education staff at Garden for their help preparing the students for the games.