The World Scholar’s Cup attracts a global community of student leaders and empowers participants to enhance both social and academic skills. It focuses on bringing students from different cultures together to discuss issues and ideas relevant today. Beyond simply focusing on memorization of facts, students apply these Global Readiness Skills of collaboration, research, public speaking, and writing.
Boston International School sent a delegation of 9 MYP students to this week’s 2-day event.
Students were divided in 3 groups:
- Yoyo , Malthida and Claire
- Ferdinard ,Louis Ren and Yannis
- Paul, Zixuan and Tina
The students participated in these activities.
Teams from each school were chosen to argue either Affirmative or Negative. Students were provided with 15 minutes to conduct research and to formulate their arguments. Students were then provided with 4 minutes each to present their speeches. The Team Debate encouraged students to develop their speaking and logic skills, as well as teamwork.
Collaborative Writing is based on an argumentative structure. Each scholar on a team picked a different prompt. Student’s pick one side of a topic and write in favor of it or against it, with the goal to persuade readers to agree with their views.
- 25 minutes – to work with their teammates to discuss and research their arguments.
- 45 minutes – to write their essay.
- 15 minutes – to collaborate again with their teammates to edit one another’s work.
The Scholar’s Challenge is a 120-question multiple choice exam in different areas like Social Studies, History, Science and Technology, Art & Music, Literature were given to each individual competitor to complete within 60 minutes.
The Scholar’s Bowl is a team event which was held in the theater. Team members worked together to answer multiple choice questions that were displayed on a large screen.
The main goal of the Scholar’s Bowl is to allow the team of students to work together, using both logic skills and knowledge, to answer each question. Participants discussed the questions among their team, pulling together the different aspects of their knowledge in the pursuit of success. The Scholar’s Bowl is often the last educational event of the competition before the awards ceremony.
Topics below were discussed
- That better debaters make a better diplomat’
- That the world would be more peaceful if the people would be more alike.
- That teenagers make a better diplomat
Our students won a number of individual and group awards in this competition, and all of them won the tickets for the next round of the global competition.