World Scholar’s Cup – Astana round – March 2018

World Scholar’s Cup – Astana round – March 2018

“We came, we saw, we conquered!”

After Day 1 we were feeling pretty happy – all of our Junior teams and most of our Senior teams had won all 3 of their debates and we were confident that we knew all about such diverse topics as pangolins, Panda Diplomacy and the theory of propinquity – amongst many other things! The collaborative writing task and the individual general knowledge test were behind us.

On Day 2 we started with the team general knowledge quiz – the clicker round and massive points could be won or lost by gambling on the last few questions - all went relatively well. In the afternoon, Bakhtiyar took part in the Talent Show, very ably playing the dombra, and Tomiris was chosen as one of the best 8 WSC participants to debate on stage in front of a crowd of over 500 pupils. The motion “Resolved: That teenagers would make good diplomats” was very confidently argued against by Tomiris and her new team mates.

Then came the moment of truth – how well had we actually done?!! Well, the answer was – very well! Tomiris was nominated as best overall competitor in the Junior Division and Oleg was nominated as best overall competitor in the Senior Division. In all areas Haileybury pupils did well.  Of particular note, the following came in the top 3:

Top Debate Teams (Junior Division):                    

1st – Korkem-Ay, Tomiris, Dilara                               

2nd – Akhmet, Temirlan, Alfais                                   

3rd – Aniya, Naira, Alima

Top Writing Teams   (Junior Division):

2nd – Aniya, Naira, Alima

Top Challenge Teams (Junior Division)                      

1st – Aniya, Naira, Alima                                             

Top Challenge Teams  (Senior Division)

2nd – Beksultan, Nora, Anton

3rd – Abylay, Aigerim, Aruzhan

Debate Champions (Junior Division):                      

1st – Tomiris                                                               

2nd – Alfais                                                                 

3rd Alan           

Scholar’s Bowl (Juniors):                                          

1st – Aniya, Naira, Alima                                           

2nd – Korkem-Ay, Tomiris, Dilara      

Scholar’s Bowl (Seniors):

1st – Mariya, Oleg

Individual Challenge Subjects (Junior Division):

Arts – Tomiris

History – Korkem-Ay

Literature – Alan

Science – Tomiris

Special Area – Alima

All subjects - Aniya

Individual Challenge Subjects (Senior Division):

Arts –  Oleg

Science – Oleg

All subjects –  Oleg      

We now look forward to taking part in the Global Round in Barcelona, in Spain, in July 2018.

Our pupils worked hard and were excellent ambassadors for Haileybury Astana and we are very proud of them and their achievements.  We would also like to thank our parents for their invaluable support and encouragement.

Mary Francis, Gulshat Jumagaliyeva

(WSC Co-ordinators)

 

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