Category: Sports

Physical education

Sports Trips and exchanges

Within the next few weeks, our Year 11 students will visit Vigo’s Univesity Campus’ gym. The main objective of these visits, coordinated from OCBS’ P.E. Department, is to teach our Secondary students how to use a fitness hall in a healthy way. They’ll learn how to use the devices in it and try some of […]

Football team competition

Awards and Competitions Sports

Our football team of Y1 debuted last Saturday in the modality of futsal against a team of the Fundación Celta. It was the first competition experience for the players of both teams, and it ended with a tight victory for O Castro British School team. After the match, both teams were able to enjoy a […]

Visit to the Celta de Vigo

Sports Trips and exchanges

The Infant and Cadet football teams of O Castro British School were able to enjoy the convincing victory of Celta de Vigo against Eibar last Saturday, accompanied by their coaches and some parents. Last Saturday, football was again the protagonist in Balaidos, with a more than acceptable performance of our team and an incredible hat-trick […]

Rugby grows at OCBS

Extracurricular Activities Sports

The practice of rugby is consolidated among the students of O Castro British School through an extra-curricular that each academic year gains more followers. The activity, aimed at students of Y2 and Y3 as well as students from Y4 to Y6, allows an introduction to a traditionally British sport, whose origin goes back to the […]

OCBS adds horse riding to its ECA’s offer

Extracurricular Activities Sports

At O Castro British School we consider that extracurricular activities are an essential complement to curricular education and that they should be a playful and enjoyable component that encourages students to explore other areas of life different from academics. And this is an example of one of the novelties of the ECA’s offer for this […]

Finalists of the XI Memorial Genaro Borrás

Events Sports

The Club de Campo de Vigo hosted last week the XI Genaro Borrás Tennis Memorial, which brought together 240 participants, 175 of them in the youth categories. In addition, this year the tournament had the backing of O Castro British School as a sponsor. And the results could not be better for our school, since […]

XI Memorial Genaro Borrás

Events Sports

O Castro British School joins the sponsorship of one of the key sports dates of the Vigo calendar, such as the Genaro Borrás Tennis Memorial. The tournament is held between July 14 and 21 at the Club de Campo de Vigo and brings together 240 registered from throughout Galicia, 175 of which will compete in […]

Concello de Vigo – Celtamotor

Awards and Competitions Events Sports

The OCBS Paddle Club is in luck. Its instructor, Juan Paulo Gagliardi López, and a student of the school, Martina Gagliardi Martin, became the winners in the consolation final 3 in the mixed category in the Celtamotor Championship Concello de Vigo Máis que Auga. Congratulations team!

Summer Camp 2018

Sports Summer Camp

The 150 participants at our Summer Camp are enjoying some sports, workshops, activities and English days and, most of all, lots of fun days. A complete language immersion program including paddle-surf, swimming, tennis, English support, rockodrom, ICT, art and creativity workshop and really interesting trips, like the one to Viveros Adoa, where the children could […]

Raising funds for Amfiv

Events Sports Values

As we had already advanced, a group of Secondary of O Castro British School promoted an initiative aimed at raising funds for Amfiv wheelchair basketball club among the school community. This initiative is part of the social action campaigns that we usually promote from school. A work started in the first term and finished at […]

The OCBS Paddle Club

Events Sports

The students of the Paddle Club of O Castro British School said goodbye to the academic year with a friendly tournament with children from the Vigo Pádel school, a fantastic finishing touch for this year. The students really enjoyed this activity, with which they were able to test the knowledge acquired throughout the year in […]

El Alazán Social League 2017/2018

Awards and Competitions Events Sports

Last weekend was held the last test of the Equestrian Social League of C.H. El Alazán 2017/2018, which this year had the support of O Castro British School as the main sponsorship. The league, which consisted of six races between the months of October and June, had over 200 riders and amazons this season, mainly […]

Sport Days 2018

Awards and Competitions Events Sports

In these past few weeks, sports became even more important than they already are in our school, with the celebration of our Sport days, a very well consolidated activity in O Castro British School that, due to logistic reasons, we celebrated by stages. Early Years The school’s youngest ones could practice and show their parents […]

Paddle Open Door Day

Events Sports

Sport is a very important aspect of a child’s physical and emotional development and an essential part of our school’s day to day routine. Thus, next Saturday 2nd of June, we will hold an Paddle Open Door Event with Paddle. This event, meant for students from Year 4 to Year 11, will take place at […]

Water Sports at O Castro British School

Sports Trips and exchanges

It looks like the sun and the good weather has arrived at last and, along with them, the school trips related to the star sports of the summer: the water sports, such us sailing or surf. Our Ks3 students have enjoyed them in these past few days. Last week, our Y9 students visited Panxon’s Nautical […]

Discovering horse-riding as a competition sport

Sports Trips and exchanges

The Primary Stage students from O Castro British School went last week on a very entertaining and instructive trips to the El Alazán Equestrian Club – San Cosme School, where they could know first-hand what horse riding as a competition sport is like. They enjoyed some very interesting days, in which they did many activities, […]

Theoretical sailing class for Y9

Academic Sports Trips and exchanges

With the arrival of the good weather, water sports acquire a special role in our area. For this reason, next Thursday, our Y9 students will visit the Panxón Nautical Club to learn the basic notions of this sport, very well settled at the Rías Baixas: learn to sail, the parts of a boat and the […]

“Vigo Porté” award

Awards and Competitions Events Sports

O Castro British School congratulates our Spanish Dance and Ballet teacher, María Rial, for her great success last week in the Vigo Porté Award with her choreography “Flamenkeando”, an innovative proposal in which she fused flamenco with traditional Galician dance. María Rial Dance School, located in the city of Vigo, has become the winning group […]

Rugby Galician champions

Awards and Competitions Sports

Last Sunday, six of our Secondary students enjoyed an unforgettable experience becoming the Sub 14 Rugby Galician Champions with their team Kaleido Universidade de Vigo. The final, played in the premises of the University of Vigo was a real party for all the finalists, as the main game was played by the two teams that […]

Visit to the CUVI gym

Sports Trips and exchanges

Within the next few weeks, our Year 11 students will visit Vigo’s Univesity Campus’ gym. The main objective of these visits, coordinated from OCBS’ P.E. Department, is to teach our Secondary students how to use a fitness hall in a healthy way. They’ll learn how to use the devices in it and try some of […]

Viaje de Ski a Pajares

Sports Trips and exchanges

KS3 and KS4 students from O Castro British School are already enjoying one of OCBS’ Winter classics: the Y6 to Y10 ski trip to Valgrande-Pajares. During these days, our students from Secondary will enjoy a few days of coexistence and fun in the snow, an experience in which they will be able to develop their […]

The Vigo Rugby team gives a Master Class in OCBS

Sports

Last week, O Castro British School Y7 students could share experiences and knowledge with some players of the Vigo Rugby team, which whom the school holds a close cooperation relationship to promote this sport. Azu, from the female team, Javi Abadía o Maka Tatafu, team players with our teacher Mauro González as well as trainers […]

Celta de Vigo Football Players Sergi Gómez and Hjulsager Visit O Castro British School

Sports

O Castro British School kids enjoyed a very special visit yesterday: the Celta de Vigo players Sergi Gómez and Andrew Hjulsager, accompanied by Borja Oubiña. The context: a collaboration agreement signed with the Celta de Vigo Foundation, institution responsible for the technical direction of O Castro football teams. During the visit, our kids had the […]

Come Be A Part of Kini’s Pit Crew

Events Sports Values

Once again this year, O Castro British School cooperates actively in organising the 5th edition of the fundraising race: “Vigo Contra el Cáncer” [Vigo Against Cancer], an action that is part of the Corporate Social Responsibility policy of the school. Needles to say that we encourage the whole educational community of O Castro British School […]

O Castro British School First Surfing Championship

Sports Trips and exchanges

Last week, twenty-one students from O Castro British School took part in the first surfing championship organised by the school. The fog was not an obstacle for our students. They took part in several rounds in the water and they were able to show the judges their skills on the surfboard. We are beyond proud […]

Padel Lessons Extended To Primary Students

Sports

Due to the success that the padel lessons had among our students last year, we have decided to extend this extracurricular activity to our primary students. Thus, from this academic year onwards, our Y5 and Y6 students will be able to enjoy a weekly session of this fun team sport. They will certainly develop their […]

Surfing: A New Extracurricular Activity at O Castro British School

Extracurricular Activities Sports

A new school year begins at O Castro British School and, again this year, the school has expanded its programme of extracurricular activities. One of the new activities is surfing, which broadens the range of sports offered to students. Thanks to this activity, which is highly rooted in our area, our students from Y4 and […]

KS2 Go Surfing on Patos Beach

Sports Trips and exchanges

Last week, Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5 were able to enjoy some fun and sunny days at Patos Beach, where they took a surf initiation course thanks to Prado Surf. The sessions included the “surf Baptism” of our students and a theoretical and practical two-hour session. Our students also attended a water environment […]

Padel Open Day

Events Sports

For the second year in a row, O Castro British School has held a padel open day. Thus, our students got introduced to this sport for free. Since the event was so well-received by our secondary students last year, new this year has been the participation of Y5 and Y6 in this fantastic sporting day. […]

York Emerged Victorious in KS1 Sports Day

Events Sports

KS1 Sports day was held last Friday, 2nd June. York emerged victorious in this competition, too. Cambridge came second, Oxford third and Durham fourth. Our students, who were cheered on by their families, had a great day full of sports. Our KS1 students took part in ten different activities in order to put into practice […]

York Emerged Victorious in KS3 Sports Day thanks to Y8 and Y9 Victories

Awards and Competitions Events Sports

KS3 students celebrated their traditional Sports day last Monday. The event was marked by sportsmanship and great weather. In the morning, the students went to the University of Vigo facilities in order to participate in the following competitions: long jump, sprints, relay races and football matches. In the afternoon, the competitions continued at the school […]

Sports Day for Early Years

Events Sports

Last Friday, our Nursery and Reception students took part in the traditional Sports Day. During the event, the youngest students in the school were able to practise and show their parents the skills that they have acquired in PE this year. Among the activities carried out by our Nursery and Reception pupils were skill games, […]

Year 8 Students Root For CD Amfiv At Opening Match Of Challege Cup

Sports Trips and exchanges Values

O Castro British School Year 8 students went to Navia Sports Centre in order to root for CD Amfiv at the opening match of the Challenge Cup. The team from Vigo earned a comfortable victory against Handi Sud Basket Marseille. Our students had the opportunity to enjoy a brilliant match by this wheelchair basketball team, […]

O Castro British School Students Were Picked as Ball Boys in Balaidos

Sports

At O Castro British School, we truly love sports and football. Thus, Álvaro Amadeo and Mehari Prego, Year 7 students, attended the last Celta de Vigo match as ball boys They were very lucky because they enjoyed a live game at the stadium and besides, Celta de Vigo scored a lot of goals.

Players from AMFIV Basketball Club Visited O Castro British School

Sports Values

Last week, some members of the AMFIV wheelchair basketball club visited the school. They gave a fantastic exhibition to Year 8, Year 9 and Year 10 students. In addition, our guests gave a brilliant talk to explain about their daily lives. Our students were able to put themselves in their shoes and try this sporting […]

Year 7 Students and Their Teachers Take Part in A Mini Rugby Tournament

Events Sports

Year 7 students and their teachers took part in a mini rugby tournament to give a grand finale to a fantastic first term of Physical Education on the part of our students. Some of the students from the two groups of secondary education came face to face with a select group of Secondary teachers, among […]

Celta de Vigo Football Player Señé Visits O Castro British School

Sports

Celta de Vigo Midfielder, Josep Señé, visited the two “Benjamin” category football teams of O Castro British School. During the visit, our football players had the opportunity to personally meet Señé, ask him questions and advice about training. Values such as companionship and sportsmanship, or the importance of a healthy diet were some of the […]

The 4th Edition Of The Race ‘Vigo Against Cancer’ Beats Attendance Record With More Than 3,500 Participants

Events Sports Values

A record turnout of over 3,500 people gathered early last Sunday morning for the 4th Race Against Cancer in Vigo. Participants divided into 10km and 5km categories and charity bib numbers were also available. This initiative is a new example of solidarity in the city in order to fight against one of the scourges of […]

Come Be A Part of Kini’s Pit Crew in the 4th Edition Of The Race: “Vigo Contra el Cáncer”

Sports Values

Once again this year, O Castro British School cooperates actively in organising the 4th edition of the fundraising race: “Vigo Contra el Cáncer” [Vigo Against Cancer], an action that is part of the Corporate Social Responsibility policy of the school. Needles to say that we encourage the whole educational community of O Castro British School […]

KS3 Celebrates Sports Day at the University of Vigo Campus

Events Sports

KS3 has also celebrated Sports Day in the sports facilities at the University of Vigo campus, in Vigo. Our students were able to play different sports, among them handball, basketball and football. They also competed in several track and field activities, including sprints, shot put and long jump. Congratulations to all Year 8 and Year […]

Early Years celebrate Sports Day 2016

Events Sports

Nursery and Reception students have celebrated Sports Day 2016. They carried out games and activities that they usually do in their Physical Education lessons. The younger students at O Castro British School enjoyed the day accompanied by their parents, who participated with them in all the activities of this sporting event. Thanks to all for […]

KS2 students celebrate their Sports Days

Events Sports

KS2 students have celebrated their Sports Days this week. Each student represented their ‘house teams’ while participating in several sporting activities. Our students showed competitiveness, but also good sportsmanship and fair play. They were able to enjoy a successful sports day with their classmates. Football, hockey, basketball and relay races were some of the sports […]

KS1 Celebrates Sports Day

Events Sports

Year 1 and Year 2 students have celebrated the traditional Sports Day at O Castro British School. Our students’ parents participated actively in this sporting event too. The students represented their house teams and the result was very tight among the four O Castro British School houses. Cambridge came first in the competition, York came […]

Ski Trip to Valgrande-Pajares

Sports Trips and exchanges

Students from Year 6 to Year 9 enjoyed the traditional ski trip that O Castro British School organises every year as an extracurricular activity. Thanks to this activity, our students had the opportunity to ski and discover this sport in Valgrande-Pajares ski resort. They were also able to spend time with their classmates and teachers […]

O Castro British School students participate in the Cross Country Regional Championship for Schools

Sports

O Castro British School best athletes from Year 5 and Year 9 were selected to participate this week in the Cross Country Regional Championship for Schools. Our students represented the school in this championship organised by the Galician Athletics Federation and qualifying for the provincial championship. In sport, the results could not be better, getting […]

Hiking Day in Monte Aloia and Galiñeiro

Sports

O Castro British School Year 5 and Year 6 students enjoyed a hiking day as part of the adventure and leisure time activities included in the Physical Education Curriculum. The destinations were Monte Aloia Natural Park and Sierra del Galiñeiro. There, the students visited several mills, such as, Tripes, Rego de Pedra and Altos de […]

Celta de Vigo midfielder Daniel Wass visits O Castro British School football teams.

Sports

O Castro British School football teams have enjoyed Celta de Vigo midfielder Daniel Wass visit. During the visit, O Castro British School students had the opportunity to personally meet Wass, ask him questions and also share experiencies and a training session with him. Daniel Wass is one of the most prominent footballers of Celta de […]

Come Be A Part of Kini´s Pit Crew!

Communication Sports

My name is Luci and I am the mother of three boys here at O´Castro British School. For those of you who do not know, our youngest son Joaquin (a.k.a. Kini) has fought and beat cancer. Kini has been through brain surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, etc. all without complaining and all with the support and encouragement […]

A geocaching adventure

Events Sports

Year 8 and year 9 students have taken part today in an exciting day of geocaching in the Campus of Vigo. The event was organised on the occasion of the European Week of Sport. This activity, which is part of the syllabus contents for Physical Education, made possible for students to enjoy a different school […]

Let´s go surfing!

Sports Trips and exchanges

Last Tuesday, our Year 5 students paid a full day visit to the Beach of Patos where they enjoyed an introduction to surf baptism! Throughout the day, they performed a number of activities and games: theory – practice lesson on introduction to surf, marine environmental course (in which they were engaged with the need of […]

Sports Day 2015

Events Sports

Last week we celebrated our annual Sports Day. This is a very important event in the life of our school. Sports themselves have a vital role in making a child sound physically as well as mentally. The students represented their house teams and participate in various sporting events: floorball, basketball, Football, Relay races, games with […]

Kini´s Pit Crew!

Sports Values

Once again we are extremely heartened by the great support given by the entire educational community of O Castro towards charitable initiatives. A good example of this was the massive participation of members of our center in the second edition of Vigo´s Race against cancer. Promoted by the school´s PTA and supported by a great […]

A visit from Yoel!

Sports

We started back to class last Tuesday 22nd of April after having some days of rest and holidays….and what better way to start the last term than with a such lovely visit? Our little footballers were delighted when Yoel Rodriguez, a Spanish footballer who plays as goalkeeper on the first division Celta Vigo Team, spent […]

Rugby team letter of appreciation

Communication Sports

Last Saturday 22nd of February there was an event that marked the beginning of a new era in the School Sports Programs: For the first time ever our rugby team held a match against a rival team, obtaining a more than satisfactory result. We want to make public the letter of appreciation that the bearer […]

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