World Scholar’s Cup in Vietnam

Ten Year 9 and ten Year 10 students demonstrated their love of learning when, accompanied by three teachers, attended the ‘World Scholar’s Cup’ Global Round in Hanoi, Vietnam last week.

In preparation for the competition attended by over 3000 international students from over 50 countries, the students had independently read and studied on a wide range of academic subjects and diverse themes from Literature to Technology. Based on this year’s theme ‘An Imperfect World’; they had also attended  seminars on the diverse, sometimes arcane, range of topics as prescribed by WSC, as part of the co-curricular programme at School.

Best in Africa Scholars
Having qualified to attend in the regional round in Nairobi during April, the students participated in competitive events, which included collaborative writing, debating, exams and quizzes. They also attended community-building events such as scavenger hunts, keynote speeches, panel discussions, and the Scholar’s Ball, all coming away with their World Scholar’s Cup signature alpacas! Special congratulations go to the Year 10 team of Ariana Manduku, Ella Obonyo and Muthoni Katiku who, out of 40 teams of three, won the ‘Best in Africa’ award in the senior competition.

A Taste of the East
There was also opportunity for the students to do some sightseeing and develop some understanding of an eastern world view when they took a city tour visiting some cultural sites such as Hanoi’s Temple of Literature. Our students’ exposure to this fascinating country, as well as their interactions with students from around the world, was both enriching and fun.