The Physical Education Department at BIS Abu Dhabi is pleased to announce that we are organising our 2nd Triathlon. A triathlon is an athletic event that consists of swimming, cycling and running. The event will be open to students in Key Stage 2 (year 3-6) & Secondary students.
The event will be held on Thursday 18th January 2018 at 3.30pm in conjunction with a picnic. The race will take place in the school main swimming pool at the Falcon Academy, outside the school grounds on the car park area to the right of the school’s main entrance and on the school field.
Students in Year 3 and Year 4 will swim 25m, cycle 1km and run 500m. Year 5 and Year 6 will swim 50m, cycle 1.5km and run 800m.
Students in Secondary can compete in the event as a team of 3, with each member of the team completing one discipline, 200m swim, 2km cycle and a 1.5km run. Or as an individual completing 100m swim, 2km cycle and a 1.5km run.
In preparation for the event, participants are invited to walk the course during their Physical Education lessons in the week of the competition.
On the day of the event; participants will start in the swimming pool, with a ‘wave’ start. Official times will be kept by the Mathematics and ICT Department. All participants will receive a medal and the top 3 from each year group will be awarded a trophy at the end of the event. Families are encouraged to bring along a picnic to eat during the event. Ice cream and coffee will be available to purchase on the day.
The cost of the event will be 50 Dirhams, letters will be sent home this week with a reply slip, this should be returned to school in an envelope marked clearly for Triathlon 2018, with your child’s name, class and house for the attention of Mrs Lowe in the PE Office by 7th December
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