On Thursday 21st October Jeddah Prep and Grammar School Girls volleyball team made the short trip to AISJ to take part in the two day Western Region under 16 SAIKAC girls volleyball competition. The squad had put in lots of hard work and hours into their preparation and confidence was high.
The first game of the tournament saw the team compete against Yanbu. The girls started the match tentatively, consequently losing the first game 25-9. After some soul searching and reflection, the nerves went away and the girls started to perform to their full potential. Even though they lost the match 2-0, the 25-22 result in the 2nd set was a huge improvement and gave the girls a huge confidence boost for the rest of the tournament.
On Friday 7th October the under 16 Boys and Girls volleyball team competed in the Red Sea Volleyball competition, the girls played at the British International School of Jeddah and the boys traveled to the American International School of Jeddah.
The boys had a tough round of games against the American School, Yanbu and the British International School. Having already played the BISJ and AISJ teams in the league.
The first game saw JPGS boys come up against a very good Yanbu team, the game ebbed and flowed, going into the deciding set after finishing 1-1. However, eventually, JPGS overcame a very good team to win their first match 2-1. This lifted the boys’spirits and mentally prepared them for the second game against AISJ.
By Ayesha Kazi, Sharmeen Javed and Mrs Epsom
Thursday’s Animal Awareness Day was not only educational but thrilling to be part of!
Other than the animal themed bake sale, with delicious brownies and biscuits, the pet toy stall (from which lasers were sold faster than Al Baik), the fun games, and the fabulous artwork provided by the Prep school students, the most exciting part of the day was the Grammar School Assembly: it raised awareness of the suffering of street cats and dogs here in Jeddah and what we, as a community, can do about it.
By Amr Al Khotany and Mrs Epsom
JPGS students perfom at the British Consulate
Last Thursday the 21st of April the Student Council ran an event celebrating Shakespeare’s birthday, and the 400 year anniversary of his death, consisting of Shakespearean themed refreshments, quizzes, presentations, a performance and a plethora of quotes.
Shakespeare’s birthday is the perfect time to celebrate an amazingly inventive writer and poet; it’d be a wild goose chase to find a better playwright than him! I’m sure all of us experience the green eyed monster when we reflect on his creativity with language! And, I am sure many of us continue to use his words without realising it!