By: Hriddhima Agarwal

The basketball team of Premier International IB Continuum School went to Serbia, Belgrade from the 20th to the 29th of September 2022 for a school-level basketball championship program hosted by the International Sports Federation (ISF) in order to build up new skills and learn different strategies. The team had a total of 11 members including grades 10, 11, and 12. 

The team represented Nepal and Premier International IB Continuum School; they played against Brazil, France, Hungary, and Chile. Similarly, the team represented the cultures of the school and Nepal on ‘nations’ night which was held on the last day of the event. 

Alongside that, a cultural exchange program also took place, with more than 20 countries participating. The event provided the students with a chance to meet new people and learn about different cultures from all around the world. 

The team put a lot of effort and dedication into their game, and as a result, they won the “Fair Play Award” which is also known to be one of the highest awards as it represents true sportsmanship and an honest game played by the students. This was a proud moment for Nepal and the school.

Overall, the experience was very rich since the team learned how to be able to play against different countries along with that, they also experienced high-level gameplay and got the opportunity to meet new people and learn from them. 

The team members: 

Samraj Shrestha – grade 10

Pranay Bassi – grade 10

Pratham Shrestha – grade 10

Avighna Shrestha – grade 10

Aaship Maharjan – grade 10

Benav Shrestha – grade 10

Ujjwal Dhaugoda – grade 11

Sujal Balay Shrestha – grade 12

Sujar Rajkarnikar – grade 12

Shivam Shrestha – grade 12

Connor Gurung – grade 12