The British Academy of Sport (BAS) organized for the second year another successful trip to Transylvania, in Romania. A group of 19 students and 3 teachers enjoyed a fun filled adventure holiday as part of their Spring break.
The trip was for 6 days in the Predeal region which is a beautiful mountain resort with an altitude of 1600 meters and located very close to Brasov City in Transylvania. An unexpected snowfall in April added to the thrills of the trip with sledging and snowballing as well as archery in the snow adding to the many sports on offer. These included swimming in the Olympic pool at Aqua Park and at Therme Bucharest, the biggest thermal wellness center from Europe.
Having enjoyed the magnificent swimming in the Galaxy waves pool in Therme the students took part in a range of sporting activities with professional coaches. These included horse riding at Maggie’s Ranch; zip wire, tubing, bowling, climbing, laser tag, hiking and archery.
BAS students also enjoyed visits to many of Romania’s unique tourist venues such as Dracula’s Castle, Peles Palace, Rasnov Fortress, and they also travelled 2,000 meters to the top of the mountains by Cable Car in Sinaia and Chair Lift in Predeal.
The group was invited to the Olympic Federation in Brasov to meet with one of the best Romanian Ski Champions, Ioan Achiriloaie, who participated in the Winter Olympics Games at Sochi in 2014.
The trip culminated with an Awards Evening where most of the students participated in the “BAS Got Talent Show” and all received medals, certificates and souvenirs of this historic trip to Romania.
A special surprise for the students was to visit the International School of Bucharest where they had a school tour, lunch and made new friends during the sports competition with Year 6 students from Romania.
Also on the last day the group was invited to visit the Kuwait Embassy in Bucharest where they met with the Kuwaiti Ambassador to Romania H.E. Mubarak Al Sheaijan, who gave them a short briefing about the Embassy activities and enjoyed a presentation on the trip from Year 5 student Mohammed Ekrouf
Following the success of the 2015/2016 trips to Spain and Romania BAS is planning two sports trips for 2016/2017, in October to Greece and in April to Italy.