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Greenfield Shines at World Scholar’s Cup Regional Round!

Posted: 8th March 2024

Last weekend marked an exciting journey for Greenfield School as 26 children delved into the world of intellectual exploration at the World Scholar’s Cup regional round hosted at St. Teresa’s School in Effingham. It was two days filled with camaraderie, intellect, and a celebration of learning. Open to all children in years 5 and 6, the children worked hard during a ‘Scholar’s Cup Club’ to prepare for the competition.

Philosophical Explorations

Our journey began long before the competition itself, as our students immersed themselves in a thought-provoking curriculum. They grappled with profound questions about history, such as the ethical dilemma: “Should we update books written about the past if we learn new information?” This  preparation set the stage for our scholars to shine brightly on the regional stage.

Team Spirit and Individual Excellence

Entering the competition in teams of three, our students faced challenges that tested both their collaborative skills and individual brilliance:

  • Collaborative Writing: Crafting eloquent and creative essays based on philosophical questions with a history focus
  • Scholar’s Challenge: A formidable 120-question quiz
  • Debating Competition: Three intense rounds of verbal sparring, defending their viewpoints with eloquence and conviction.
  • Scholar’s Bowl: A thrilling team quiz that tested their quick thinking and teamwork.
  • Talent Show: A delightful showcase of hidden talents, from poetry recitations to magic tricks.

Tough Competition

The regional round brought together a formidable array of talent, with most participants hailing from academically selective schools. Despite being years 5 and 6 students among primarily year 8 participants, our Greenfield children rose to the challenge with remarkable poise and confidence. The standard was exceptionally high, but our scholars consistently tried their best and showed amazing resolve.

Triumphs and Successes

The results speak volumes about the dedication and talent of our students. Five out of nine Greenfield teams secured a coveted spot in the next round—the Global Round. With locations spanning the globe, including cities like Stockholm and Baku, our scholars have the opportunity to showcase their brilliance on an international stage.

Individual Achievements

In addition to team success, many Greenfield children garnered individual recognition, earning a multitude of gold and silver medals. Their achievements reflect not only their academic prowess but also their determination, confidence and ability to persevere when things get tough.

Exemplary Behavior and Resilience

Amidst the intensity of the competition and the pressure of facing older peers, the exemplary behavior and positive attitude displayed by our Greenfield children were truly commendable. Their resilience in the face of challenges exemplifies the values of our school community.

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As we reflect on our journey at the World Scholar’s Cup regional round, we couldn’t be prouder of our students. Their passion for learning, collaborative spirit, and unwavering determination inspire us all. We look forward to supporting them should they embark on the next leg of their academic adventure at the Global Round, where we have every confidence they will continue to shine brightly as ambassadors of Greenfield School.

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