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 off the academic year. A few of our Secondary 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 Peruvian 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.
Renne R., from year 5 swan in the 7th Regional Swimming Championships in Queretaro on the weekend of 21st/22nd October. She did very well and was awarded medals for a 3rd place in the breast stroke, 6th place in the butterfly and 6th pace in the combination event.
Well done Renee.
Ander V. from year 11 and Rafael A. from year 13 competed in the Al Primer Festival Universitario 2017 Desarrollando atletas.
They ran for their club La Asciacion Queretana de Atletismo and did very well.
Ander Villalobos Gilling Y11 competed in the Sub 18 category and came in third place.
Rafael Alvarez Navarro Y13 compted in the Sub 20 category and came in third place.
Congratulations on your results.
6 VICTORIANS (Mariano, Santiago, Gustavo, Haruto, Osvaldo, Alessandro) went to play cricket at the Reforma Club representing Tequis against Mexico City. They bowled first, restricting Mexico City to 52 runs. Superb bowling from Gustavo (2 wickets) and Santiago (1 wicket). The boys also executed a run-out. In reply, the Tequis team batted with style and purpose. Haruto lead the charge with 20 not out before retiring. There were also excellent contributions from Santi (12 not out) and Gus (6). Tequis knocked off the runs comfortably, losing only 2 wickets in the process. Santiago was awarded Man of the Match for his performance after having only played cricket for 4 weeks.
On Thursday November 23rd, several of our Secondary and Prepa students participated in Library Night, where they performed a range of activities from poetry readings, short stories, and monologue performances.
Years 7 and 8 had spent the past few library classes creating their own stories, which some then chose to perform. A special mention goes to Simon C. who captivated the audience with his story of a magical bird-talking boy. Students from year 9 gave some excellent, engaging speeches in Spanish about topics which they found interesting - well done to Macarena, Elizabeth, Sofia and Matilde. Octavio in year 10 gave us an interesting perspective on what the 8th Wonder of the World could be, before some excellent recitals from Max and Antonieta in year 11. The recitals finished with some powerful performances from Brisa and Magally in year 13.
Year 11 Drama students have been studying and performing monologues as part of their IGCSE course this term. They performed a variety of genres for the audience, including excellent comedic pieces by Yoatzin and Alejandra and stunning portrayals of emotional turmoil by Antonieta and Alejandro David. It's not easy performing in front of an audience and a very well done to all!
The programme of performances is available below.
The video in the link below captured a short gymnatics display that was spotted on the school field. A great display of talent!
The school is full of unreported talent that Mr Sheppard would like to know about so he can showcase it here on the school's website.
Click on this LINK to view the couple of talented gymnasts in action!
Several students from year 7 took part in an atheltics competition in Queretaro and did very well indeed.
Santiago F. reached the final of the 75m, Emilio D. came in third place in the throwing event and Marco F. reached the final of the 150m.
The next set of athletes have progressed to represent the state in their events.
Gerardo R. and Maria Jose R. came first in their 600m events. Ana Sofia R. came first in the long jump and second in the 75m. Renata S. came first in the 75m and second place in the 150m. Finally, for the girls 75m relay event, Renata S., Ana Sofia R, Maria Jose R. and Sofia R. came first.
Many congratulations to all of the athletes for their achievements.