ESC BASKETBALL BOSTON TRIP 2014

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Updated: May 4, 2014

ESC Boston trip 2014

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The first ESC trip to Boston organised during the first week of the Easter holidays was a great success and it was a fantastic sports trip for all the 24 students involved in the trip.

Boston is a city that lives sports and all main team sports with the Celtics, Red Sox, Bruins and PatriotsBasketball, Baseball, Ice-Hockey and American football) are lived with great passion and enthusiasm.

It was also great to visit two of the many Universities that exist in Boston (Harvard and MIT) with a great tour led by Max Baas-Thomas, our former student at ESC and now at MIT, and having first hand information with regards to academic life in Boston, admission, processes, etc.

One of our students had his interview for a scholarship during our trip as well. So a very busy trip every single day!

On the basketball side we had great matches against the local teams and practices at Basketball City – the main courts near the TD Garden, home of Boston Celtics (a NBA team). All teams improved game by game and the boys had one great win and a draw 39 -39 with a three point shot on the buzzer in the last second of the second game. After each of the games the students enjoyed the post game hospitality with the home teams.

The students now know more about the Boston tea party and the American revolution and the key role from Boston during this period. What a better way of finishing the trip than with the celebration of the Boston marathon and a ceremony related with the tragedy of 2013. It was indeed surprising to see the togetherness of the people visiblein their motto “Boston strong”.

Some of the other cultural visits were also unforgettable such as the Basketball Hall of Fame, Red Sox stadium and the Duck tour around the city and Charles river. All students had an exceptional learning experience with this trip and had an amazing time. Interestingly, the food was also great and healthy food options were available.
In addition, it was a great experience to have students from different European Schools in the trip. They have all integrated very quickly in the group and we in fact only had one European school group during the trip.
It was great fun to take this group of students to Boston, this was truly an unforgettable basketball trip to the US.
Photos of the trip:

 

José Carlos

Physical Education Co-ordinator

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