We are delighted to announce that the British Science Association have recognised the hard work of Inst pupils in competitions and project work through the nationally recognised CREST Awards. In the past year, we have had numerous boys entering competitions to gain Bronze, Silver or Gold Awards that we can now use the CREST logo for school publications and the website.
We are delighted that we have approval for the formation of a new elite fencing squad. The selected fencers are to have the opportunity to train during their Games period on Wednesday afternoons. Olympic competitor and fencing coach Katie Arup declared, “This is great news for the top fencers at RBAI. It gives them and me, as their coach, the freedom to focus on the technique that is required at the higher level of competition that these boys are now facing.”
RBAI pupils were treated to a talk this morning from as very special guest; former NFL player and Sky Sports pundit Cecil Martin. Cecil is a former University of Wisconsin–Madison Football captain, and enjoyed a successful NFL career with Philadelphia Eagles, Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Cecil is also a former winner of the “Ed Block Courage Award”, and annual award presented to an NFL player who has exhibited high levels of inspiration, sportsmanship and courage.
In cricket the U12 XI played Methody in the final of the Centenary Cup. Needing 96 win, the RBAI innings got off to the worst possible start with the 2 opening batsmen getting run-out. However excellent batting from Sam McLarnon and Cameron Johnston enabled the team to get close to the winning target. With 4 needed in the last over, after 2 dot balls, Ben Crothers hit the winning boundary for victory.