Pupils at Brighton College have been making spectacular progress after taking to the water and trying their hand at windsurfing.
Every Tuesday afternoon a group of keen students head to Watercooled at the Hiltonia, Abu Dhabi, to windsurf, where they are taught by a specialist team of instructors.
Their progress has been impressive, with all of them having started as total beginners.
After many spills and splashes, everyone has mastered the basic skills of the sport and are growing in confidence on the water.
The girls have had great fun and enjoyed their sessions in the sun.
It’s been a busy October of aqua activities for the pupils at the school.
On October 17, 23 kids took to the water at Yas Beach for an inter-schools aquathlon.
Among the top performers were Amelia Chisnall and James Chisnall, both winning their respective competitions for the Under-12 girls and boys categories.
Arty Prevot and Amy Willets were second and third in the U14 girls section, John Luc came second in the U16 for boys and Samuel Nisbet was third in the U18 boys category.
It’s been a mixed bag of results for the school’s football, rugby and netball teams.
Against BISAD, the U9s A boys’ team lost 3-1, with Thomas Nesbitt gaining a consolation. Arthur Verger scored in a 1-1 draw for the U9s B team.
The U11s A side lost 5-4 despite leading 4-1 at halftime through a Louie Reed hat-trick and a Christian Perry strike.
Matthew Reynolds’ brilliant hat-trick secured a 3-2 win for the U11s B team.
Harry Suddards, Oliver Harrison and David Dodson scored tries as the U16 boys’ team beat Cambridge 17-10.
Even though the U14s lost 33-24, William Shammah’s length of the field try was the highlight as the team fought back from 33-7 down.
In netball, the U12s bounced back from a 5-1 defeat to BSAK to thrash Al Raha 24-1. The U14s B team beat the school’s C team 5-1 while the U16s beat BSAK 10-1.
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