Our BSB Team is attending World Scholar's Cup (WSC) Global Round 2017! This is taking place from June 26- July 1, 2017 in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Today's events started with the Scholar's bowl a multiple choice questionnaire based around the theme of 'an unlikely world'. The students had to draw on the background reading that they had been given previously, to answer these questions. This was the last Scholar's Challenge for the Juniors and their scores will be added to the previous challenges and revealed on Friday.
What is the name for a group of Alpacas? A herd? A Pack?
During the Scholar's Bowl the colorful alpacas, the mascot for WSC were given to each student. This tradition seemed to be the highlight of the competition for most of the excited students in the auditorium? With over 2,000 students in the Junior section, Alpaca distribution was not an easy task as you can see from the photos this takes some organizing.
After getting to know their Alpacas and swearing to take care of them, it was time to listen to some of the best speakers in the competition. These speakers competed in the showcase debate, an inspiring and passionate debate on the motion that 'people should be given the opportunity to take a peek at life 10 years in the future'. After this it was time to relax and watch the Scholars Talent show with their new furry friends balanced on their heads (this is a thing apparently).
The day finished with the Scholars Fair, a lot like BSB's International day it was the chance for the students to explore each other's cultures. Barbel learnt a traditional Turkish folk dance, Laura tried her hand at Chinese painting while Paul ate his way around the world.
Meanwhile the Senior team completed their Debates and Challenges much like the Juniors did yesterday.
Tomorrow we have a day to explore Hanoi before attending the Junior Scholar's Ball at night.
Update from: Mrs Harrison