This year’s world scholar’s cup competition was held at Light International School, Nairobi from February 12 to February 13. The competition brought together students from different schools across Africa. As students we got an excellent opportunity to showcase our skills in debating, collaborative writing, scholar’s challenge which involved multiple choice questions and scholars’ bowl where we worked as a team to solve questions and multimedia challenges.
Despite facing stiff competition from other scholar’s, it was an exhilarating experience when my name was among the winning teams. I felt so excited to learn that I have qualified for The Global round which will be held at China National Convention Center in Beijing-China from June 21 to June 26 and hopefully for the tournament of champions to be held at Yale University in USA. I won a total of 9 medals (5 silver and 9 Gold medals) and got two certificates which I am eagerly waiting to show our peers back at school and above all our parents.Shane Wangwe
When our teacher Mr. Wycliffe informed us about the world scholars’ cup, I was so excited and eager to take part. I knew it was going to be a challenging experience taking part in the competition and preparing for our mid-term examinations. Preparation involved extensive reading, researching and practicing. We collaborated as team mates to achieve this. Our teacher, was very resourceful to us and his encouraging words gave us confidence to work extra hard for the competition.
During the competition, I was felt tense with excitement to compete against other scholars from different schools in the region. I learned to adapt once I realized that the rest were also in the same situation as we. The award ceremony was terrifying because I didn’t know if our team was going to qualify as the whole categories were so competitive. When my name emerged among the qualifiers for the global round, I jumped up with lots of excitement all over. I felt some internal sense of celebration to be sure that I will be among the scholars proceeding to Beijing, China in June for the Global round that will bring together over 5000 scholars all over the world.Hilda Wambui
The World Scholar’s Cup (WSC) is a world’s greatest festival of learning, a premier international academic event that brings together over 5000 scholars drawn from primary and secondary schools from five continents annually. WSC builds student capacity in different subject areas, and teaches how to relate these areas to each other, and to current world around them.
This year’s competition was the biggest regional round in Africa. It was hosted by Light International School, Nairobi and the Catholic University of Eastern Africa – Karen Campus. All scholars were given ‘Subject area’ or topics which they needed to go through and study over a limited period of time. The challenge was organized in four categories; Collaborative writing, Scholar’s bowl, Scholar’s challenge and Team debate.
Instead of training students to memorize facts, WSC trains and encourages students to focus and apply their knowledge to simple every – day situation of the world around them. Our students had a great experience, made new friends and learnt from other people, and even though they had to study and research a lot, they enjoyed doing it!
Qualifiers from the Nairobi Round were invited to the Global Round that will be held at the China National Convention Center in Beijing – China form June 21 to June 26 and later the tournament of champions at Yale University in the USA.Mr. Wycliffe Omukhulu