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Staff vs Students basketball battle in Bournemouth

13 December, 2017

On Friday 1 December, Kings Bournemouth staff decided to crash the weekly basketball session and turn it into a 'Staff versus Students' match in aid of United World Schools.

This was a popular move as over 30 students turned up — and outnumbered our staff team of 8 quite considerably! However, that didn’t stop Kings Staff in their quest for victory.

Hannah Farmer (Head of Sport and Enrichment), Lucy Polley (Head of Accommodation and Welfare), Ben Rogers (Economics Teacher), Alison West (Welfare Officer), Adam Lewis (EFL Activities Coordinator), Sam Glyn Jones (Activity Leader) and Pablo Mosnidsd (Football Coach) along with students from Academic and EFL schools graced the courts with determination and skill which bought about a game not to be forgotten!

At quarter-time the students were dominating with a lead of 16-2. Thinking they were going to storm it throughout all four quarters, the staff had a little team talk to discuss tactics and managed to bring the half-time score up to 18-8, closing the gap slightly!

The last two quarters saw both students and teachers using the court more effectively, communicating better and showing off with some three-pointers and cool set plays! Half time was 28-20 and the score line getting that bit closer yet again. The last quarter of the match was brilliant with the supporters on the side line raising the noise for the last 15 minutes, encouraging both staff and students to push to the end.

The game ended 34-26 to the students — well done to them! (The staff will beat you next time!) A great way to end the week, start the festive month ahead and also raise £45 for United World Schools.