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Talented VICTORIA 2017-2018

The Talented VICTORIA page recognises the achievements of students in any sporting, drama, public speaking, dance, artistic or musical activities, in and outside school. Keep up to date with news about our students' achievements aside from their academic work for the 2017-18 academic year.
Ultimate Frisbee news to start of the academic year. A few of our Seconday and Prepa students have taken up the sport of Ultimate Frisbee. Fabian M. from year 8 and Hayla B. from year 11 are training regularly every Tuesday. Max C. and Iker V. also train with the other boys and have been selected to play for the national team.  We look forward to hearing about our students' journey in this sport.
On the 1st October, Ximena M. from year 5 competed in the Funtastics gymnastics competition in Guanajuato.  She did very well and achieved first place for her level 2 gymnastics.  Well done Ximena.
 
News just in! On the 15th October, Ximena competed in "La Copa GOA" for gymnastics in Aguascalientes.  She again achieved a first place position.  Well done, Ximena, on your continued success in gymnastics!
Boys International Cricket news!
Many congratulations to year 8 boys Haruto I.,Mario F., Emiliano G., Alessandro A., Manuel C., Gustavo A who were selected to play for Mexico in an international cricket tournament held in Chile.  The boys played against teams from Chile, Argentina, Brazil and Peru. And what a view, playing under the gaze of the Andes mountains. Below is a tournament report from Mr Hiley on the boys' experience. 
 
6 VICTORIA students represented the Mexico Under 13 Cricket team in Santiago, Chile for the South American Cricket Championships.  In the first game, the boys restricted Brazil to 104.  Haruto I. was the star of the show, taking 2 wickets in 2 balls, and also a sharp catch.  In reply, Mexico reached 75, losing by 29 runs.
 
Next up was Argentina, the strongest team in the tournament.  Mexico fought valiantly but were well beaten.  On the second day, Mexico faced Chile and bowled superbly to restrict them to 57 runs.  Mariano F. took an important wicket and there was great fielding from Emiliano G. and Alessandro A.  In reply, Mexico fell agonisingly short by 1 run - despite exciting contributions from Manuel C. and Gustavo A.  
 
In Mexico´s last game, they were beaten by a strong Peru team.  Although Mexico finished last, they impressed the spectators with their teamwork and positive attitude.  They won the Spirit of Cricket Award, and will come back stronger for the tournament next year.
Alex R. in year 2 took part in the 2nd Nissan Autocom 5k run in Queretaro on the weekend of the 23rd/24th September.  Alex's father was very proud of him and also ran in the race. Well done Alex for this achievement.
 
Also on the weekend of the 23rd/24th September Adela and Frida M. from year 2 and year 4 took part in the Carrera del Club de Linces  athletics competition in San Juan.  They took part in a range of events including the 250m race, triple jump and ball throwing. They both competed very well and were awarded medals, including first place for Frida in her 250m race.  Congratulations to both of you.