On Saturday 14th March six BIS Abu Dhabi students went to Dubai College to compete in the ‘Middle East History Bee and Bowl’ competition, a history quiz version of a spelling bee. There were a number of International schools also competing from across the UAE.
Our students did very well in the bowl (team competition) competing against teams made up of mostly sixth formers, and even beating one school in a match involving two of our Year 7 students against Year 12! The students became more confident with the ‘toss-up’ buzzer question format as the tournament went on.
Our students were knocked out in the play offs by GEMS Dubai who had an advantage with many of the questions relating to US history.
In the individual competition the students also did well, with Jacob Kenning being particularly successful, finishing in the top 5. In fact he has now qualified for the ‘Asian championships’ in Thailand taking place in June. We hope Jacob will be able to go and represent BIS Abu Dhabi and possibly go onto the final ‘International History Olympiad’ in Williamsburg, Virginia, USA in July.
The students involved were:
- Richard Hileman 7B
- Jared Bird 7D
- Jacob Kenning 8B
- Priyanka Renaningtyas 9D
- Freddie Baudzus 9B
- Alberto Vidal Lopez 10C