Sport Programmes

Sports at the British School of Bucharest

“Do not let what you cannot do, interfere with what you can do.”

John Wooden

Sports are an integral part of the educational programme at BSB. We focus on building character traits and social skills that lead to a better lifestyle. Student-athletes will be encouraged to follow healthy social and physical lifestyles, through their participation in sports.

One of the primary goals of our sports programme is to teach spectators, as well as participants, the principles of good sportsmanship, self-control, fair play, and winning and losing as a team. Through structured competitions and teamwork, our athletes will learn responsibility, self-discipline and perseverance.

The British School of Bucharest participates annually in different events, especially in the BISAC tournaments, which are organised all over Romania and our athletes have the opportunity to compete in sports such as Basketball, Athletics, Cross Country, Football, Volleyball and Swimming.

BSB Sports Development Programme

Our aim over the next two years is to upgrade our sports programme so that we can offer more competitive training sessions and participate in more events. To prepare for these events, we are offering more training sessions for all three of our major competitive sports Football, Basketball and Volleyball. For this vision to be successful, we ask the support of the parents to encourage their child’s consistent participation in sports, which will increase our competitiveness as a team.


The BSB Bear’s Motto: ‘Trust your Team’

This motto was selected to keep our teams focused and to learn how to rely on their teammates and become reliable teammates themselves.

A Bear represents the many attributes we seek to instil in our athletes, both on and off the sports ground. With their powerful physical presence, bears represent strength, leadership and confidence. These characteristics inspire us to be our best when we are winning and (even more so) during times of difficulty. By learning to deal with both success and failure, our students develop a sense of responsibility and resilience in their personal lives.