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World Scholar’s Cup – Melbourne Round Report

Posted June 8, 2017.

World Scholar’s Cup – Melbourne Round Report


The World Scholar’s Cup is a global enrichment program involving over 3,500 students from 40 countries around the world. The program is designed to challenge students, whilst allowing them to interact with peers from around the globe as well as developing them as global citizens. This event continues to flourish at Ballarat Clarendon College with 2017 marking the third year that our students have participated in the annual event.

We are delighted to announce that every Clarendon participant has qualified for the Global Round to be held in Hanoi, Vietnam in the June/July school holidays.

In order to prepare for the International Round, a group of Year 7 and 8 students travelled to Melbourne last week to compete in the Melbourne round. To be competitive at the World Scholar’s Cup, an enormous amount of planning and commitment is required and these students have been preparing for the lead-up events since Term 1. This preparation includes mastering a wide range of topics across six key subjects consisting of the following:

  • Science and Technology
  • History
  • Literature
  • Art
  • Music
  • Social Studies

Last week, these key subjects all centred around the theme of ‘An Unlikely World’. The students competed in four events over the course of one very long day.

  • Debating
  • Writing
  • Scholar’s Challenge
  • Scholar’s Bowl

All participants performed extremely well and their hard work, passion and commitment to preparing for this event were evident. Some notable performances on the day were:

  • Sehnil Nawar’s singing in the Scholar’s Show;
  • Ben Richards’ individual 4th place overall;
  • Ben Richards and Dylan Jones coming First in the Scholar’s Challenge and Second in the Scholar’s Bowl; and
  • Charlie Goldsworthy, Flynn Brouwer and Zach Hengel receiving a trophy as 3rd team overall.

We thank the following students for representing Clarendon so ably last week:

Year 7
Flynn Brouwer, Charles Goldsworthy, Zachary Hengel, Reuben Song, Abbey Gottlieb, Emma Lagerberg, Lily Coughlan, Meg Duthie, Ruby Ringrose.

Year 8
Sylvie Widdison, Sehnil Nawar, Abby Mu, Alaina Ryan, Sophia Talbot, Holly Gottlieb, Benjamin Richards, Dylan Jones.

With the Finals a mere three weeks away, we wish our students a wonderful experience in Hanoi and trust that this will be a truly life changing event for each.