On January 23 a JFKS team participated in the school competition “Jugend trainiert für Olympia” in table tennis in Neukölln for the first time. The team played in the boys category III and competed against 16 other Berlin schools. In the end they made 12th place – still a success considering it was their first participation in this competition.
Our team, made up of fife students from grade 7, unfortunately couldn’t win any of the games during the preliminaries, so in the group phase we had to concede defeat to the teams of the Robert-Jungk-Schule (2:4), the Berlin Metropolitan School as well as the Romain-Rolland-Gymnasium (1:5).
Some of the games were very close. Even though the fun and gaining experiences were our focus, Caelin Josse and Tyrone Watson were able to celebrate their first individual successes. However, Leander Pieper, Enis Akkaya and Dylan von Felbert all didn’t disappoint but put up a good fight during their first participation.
The team was formed for the most part from the participants of the Table Tennis Activity started this school year, taking place on Tuesday, 9th/10th hour. This activity is lead by Mr. Kaufmann who is happy to welcome new table tennis loving Kennedy students any time.
(T. Kaufmann, Coach)