Hartland International School and British International School Cairo have upped the virtual fixture game.
While the format of previous virtual fixtures has involved students sending in completed videos in a set time frame, both schools achieved a live match.
Hartland secured a narrow win in the contest which involved 16 students from years 3-6 at each school.
The live aspect added in an element to competition that most had been missing from face-to-face sport. Hartland head of PE Niall Statham said students received a quick practise before competing against BISC.
“The concept was live speed bounce, 30 seconds to complete as many lateral jumps as you could. Both schools had a practice of the standard, then we all met online on Zoom,” he said.
“Competitors went one after another with the scores added together throughout the event. The atmosphere was amazing with them all really getting into it and cheering each other on.”
Statham said students showed plenty of school spirit during the encounter. And thankfully there was no lag either!
The students absolutely loved it, it was amazing to see them online in their PE kit, happy and smiling. There were very few connection issues, it worked very smoothly. Competitors went one after another with the scores added together throughout the event,” he said.
“It’s created a brilliant global link with BISC and we hope that before long, we will be competing with them face-to-face.”