The Hamilton International School hosted the World Scholar’s Cup regional round, a global academic competition for secondary school-aged students.
Students around the country participated in the two days program that included collaborative writing, a scholar’s challenge, a team debate, a debate showcase, and a scholar’s show.
We are so proud of our students who competed and those that also volunteered to help with the event.
“It was wonderful to see so many students from schools all over Doha coming into Hamilton. There was a real buzz of excitement in the school. Many students had participated in previous competitions and eagerly anticipated what was to come, whilst for others, it was their first experience, and there was a sense of apprehension of the unknown. When I saw the Hamilton teams coming together, it gave me a real sense of pride in what we have achieved in such a short space of time. Students, some of whom don’t know each other that well, came together for the competition and worked so well together.
It was wonderful to see Hamilton full of excited students from all over the country, and I am so pleased that we could host this event for the World Scholar’s Cup.” said Mr. Perry, our Assistant Head of Secondary.
One of our student participants shared her thoughts on the event. This is what – Zahra Ayla, a Grade 10 student at our school had to say:
“Personally, I had a really good and productive time in the World Scholar’s Cup Doha round. I got to do different activities that I had never done in any competition before, and I appreciated the different activities available for students to take part in, such as debating, multiple choice quizzes, and more.
The activities explored different topics from a variety of subjects, which I found really educational and helpful. My favorite activities in the competition were the debate and the multiple-choice quiz. In the debate, I got to work with my teammates. This needed us to have good communication, social, and teamwork skills so we could be able to work to come up with a good piece of writing defending our side of the debate.
We ended up winning two out of the three debates we took part in, and that made me really happy.
In the multiple-choice quiz, everyone got to work independently. In my opinion, this was really important as it helped everyone to display their knowledge on different topics and therefore get awarded on the topic they did well in. I ended up winning a silver medal for doing well in the history part of the multiple-choice quiz. This encouraged me to want to work hard and learn a lot more about history since it’s a topic I am passionate about. In general, I found the World Scholar’s Cup to be fun and educative. I would love to do this again by going to the global rounds of the World Scholar’s Cup that will take place in either Doha, Xiamen, Izmir, Bangkok, Seoul or London.