Mon, 02 July 2018
This year, The British School of Bahrain (BSB) entered a delegation of 10 teams (28 students) into the prestigious World Scholars Cup (WSC) global round held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Malaysia. The World Scholar's Cup is comprised of four events: Scholar's Challenge, a rigorous exam which tests individual learning across several subjects, debate, collaborative writing and the scholar's bowl. Competing against over 4000 students from over 40 different countries, students had their understanding and knowledge of the WSC curriculum tested and also their ability to work with and rely upon their teammates.
Our students were great ambassadors for the school and for Bahrain in the biggest WSC global round ever held, competing against other prominent schools from Singapore, Oman, India, Pakistan and Korea. Along with the competition, the students participated in team building exercises such as the scavenger hunt and were also able to experience different cultures at the cultural fair.
Building on the success at the regional round in Bahrain, and after a grueling week of competition, the BSB’s delegation was rewarded with many silver and gold medals and trophies in a variety of categories. Every student from the delegation was awarded with a medal. BSB students were also thrilled to find out that five of the ten teams went on to qualify for the very prestigious Tournament of Champions hosted at Yale University in the Unite States.
Commenting on this achievement, Yasin Motara, the head coach of the BSB WSC teams said: ‘It has been a great privilege and honour to accompany such talented and confident young individuals who have achieved excellence and done both the school and their parents proud. I am absolutely thrilled with their outcome and the collegial spirit they displayed.’
Qualified teams and students from the BSB will now start preparing for their trip to USA to compete against the best scholars from across the globe at the much admired Yale University. Their coaches Yasin Motara, Yasmine Bouroubi and Vikki Hughes-Swick will be supporting them in their preparations.