Let's race to Wimbledon
The Race to King’s Wimbledon House Competition allowed every member of the King’s College International School Bangkok community to participate in a group competition to complete exercise in order to make it from King’s Bangkok to King’s College School, Wimbledon.
We recorded the times and types of exercise that students, parents and staff completed and converted the data into virtual kilometres which were added to each house’s total. From start to finish, the race was 13,080 kilometres, with each house having to work together to make it from King’s Bangkok to King’s College School, Wimbledon, with stops on the way at King’s College School Wuxi in China, and the International School of Monaco.
This competition allowed all our students to get involved, regardless of their sporting preference - James and Simon, former teachers at King’s Wimbledon, selected over 14 different types of exercise that students could complete in order to contribute to the challenge. We also arranged live workout classes every Friday morning, with each session led by a different member of King’s staff; Kru Tom, Helen, James, Simon and class teachers all came together to make fun routines that allowed students to start their Fridays in an active way.
Despite the long distance to the destination, with the effort and determination of all their students, Tudor & Naga houses reached King’s Wimbledon first. They were followed by Stuart & Maninmangkorn who passed The International School of Monaco and Norman & Hanuman and Windsor & Vayupak who passed King’s College School Wuxi, China.
The race took great team spirit from the students, with a continuous effort to achieve the end goal. King’s Bangkok believes that our students have learnt from the activity, and the fact that, as a school, we value the physical, mental and emotional health of our community. This physical development is one of the ways we ensure that our students leave King's as well-rounded members of society.