06 May, 2013
10 : 00
A team of Secondary students from YCIS Shanghai Century Park Campus has been earning top honours in the World Scholar’s Cup throughout a number of competitions taking place – fittingly – around the world. After a strong showing at a weekend tournament in Shanghai, the dedicated team of students continued on to a competition in Tokyo, Japan, for another chance to compete and practise their skills. The competition puts students’ knowledge skills to the test through debates, essay writing, and general knowledge challenges. The results of the competition in Japan were impressive: every student won at least one medal, the group earned the Top Overall Team Award, and Year 10 student, Spencer, won the Top Overall Student Award.
Mr Mike Herd, Head of Mathematics Department at the Century Park Campus and World Scholar's Cup Co-ordinator, praised the students for their "dedication to the competition and their commitment to their research, which paid massive dividends with their successes in the writing, debating, and ‘Scholar's Bowl’ components. Even more important than the learning that took place and the awards that they won, the competition helps prepare students for the future by bolstering their public speaking skills, and in turn, enhancing their confidence, whilst also allowing students to work collaboratively, and being forced to think on their feet in terms of dealing with the unknown."
Congratulations to these committed students for their success in the World Scholar’s Cup!