Twelve Senior School students took part in the biggest ever World Scholar’s Cup competition, held in Singapore from June 23 to 27. The students competed in teams of three against 2400 other students from 40 different nations. The competition involved debating and answering a variety of questions on the theme of ‘A World Within.’ Our students worked well together; one of our teams won all of their debates, on motions such as whether decision-making is more art than science. Our students also took the lead in some of the public debates, contributing their own thoughts and questions. The competition itself was great fun, but the students also enjoyed visiting Chinatown, Sentosa Island, the Singapore Night Safari and the ‘Zouk’ nightclub! All of the students returned to Bahrain with a new stuffed alpaca friend called ‘Jerry’!
One of our teams and one student won one of the four World Scholar’s Cup categories in the Senior Competition. This would have been in competition with over 1000 students and several hundred teams!
Ali Al-Saffar 1ST place Senior Writing Individual
Ali Al Saffar, Hesham Albaharna, Ahmed Abdulhameed 1ST place Senior Writing Team
Ali also came 3rd in the Senior Debating Competition, with his team in 6th place overall
The team of Anish Vishkawoti, Shawn Amirthan and Harsh Ainapure were in the Honour Roll for Debating too.
Ali was in the Honour Roll for best overall individual student.
Both teams have qualified for the Tournament of Champions (the final round of the World Scholars’ Cup) to be held at Yale University!