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Portugal Hosts Global Olympics Competition 2023

Portugal Hosts Global Olympics Competition 2023

In June, a selection of IPS students headed down to the Algarve to participate in some friendly competition. Our sister school, Nobel Algarve British International School, took on the challenge of hosting the 10th Global Olympics, one of the seven global events on the Globeducate annual calendar. They welcomed 200 students and 30 teachers from 25 international and bilingual schools from across the group.

The three-day competition, for students aged 9 to 13, took place in three locations, including the school's own campus, where basketball matches were held. Track and field events and additional football matches took place at a local sports stadium, while a beach was the venue for volleyball and team games, as well as leisure activities on an inflatables course in the sheltered bay.

Students travelled from Cyprus, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain and the UK to participate in this event, marking a return to in-person events after the previous year's online format due to the pandemic.

We all had a great time and the feedback from our students was fantastic. We can't wait until the games next year - bring it on!

To read more about this event, check out the story on Nobel website.