By Rachael Cooper, Lily Bainbridge, Maia Jeffs and Matthieu Rigter | Posted: Tuesday September 19, 2017
Casebrook was very excited to be able to send pupils to the recent AIMS Games in Tauranga.
The Casebrook Girls A Basketball Team, Matthieu Rigter in Trampolining and Immanuel Abdel Malak competing in BMX Riding were lucky enough to represent Casebrook.
We interviewed Matthieu Rigter about his experience.
Q1: What was the opening ceremony like?
A1: It was very crowded, very fun and there were lots of acts.
Q2: What was your favourite act?
A2: My favourite act was JGeeks Because they dressed in Maori clothing and did attractive dance moves.
Q3: How were you feeling before your competition?
A3: I was feeling nervous and excited to be competing in the AIMS Games and to be representing my school.
Q4: How were you feeling after your competition?
A4: I felt proud of what I had done and was happy with my achievement.
Q5: What place did you come?
A5: I came fourth out of eleven people.
Q6: Do you think you did well?
A6: I felt like I represented Casebrook well and succeeded in my goal of Top 6.
Finally we received thoughts on what the students thought of the competition:
“The AIMS Games is a great experience for young pupils to compete against some of the best in the country. I feel the AIMS Games is also a great opportunity for year 7 and 8 students to excel at the sports they love and make lots of great, new friends” - Matthieu Rigter
“I thought the competition went well and the team played to great standards” - Francis Varga (Girls’ Basketball)
“It was well organised and a great experience for younger athletes. I came 21st place out of 36 competitors with a time of 45.15 seconds” - Imanuel Abdel Malak
By Lily Bainbridge, Maia Jeffs and Matthieu Rigter
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