With only a few weeks to go before the Global Round in Cape Town, members of the World Scholars Cup club at Rhodes Park School are accelerating their preparations.

A healthy number of of club members are other pupils have already signed up to take part from 11-17 August, as the Global Round is held on African soil for the first time. Places are still available. Please contact the club patrons.

The World Scholar’s Cup (occasionally abbreviated as WSC) is an international team academic program with students participating from over 40 countries. The competition was founded by Daniel Berdichevsky, in 2006. The World Scholar’s Cup has attracted what it calls “a global community of future scholars and leaders”, and it allows participants to discover strengths and skills they never knew were within them. However, despite technically being a competition, The World Scholar’s Cup focuses far more on bringing students from different cultures together to discuss issues and ideas relevant to today and the future.

Rhodes Park School is participating at the Global Round of the World Scholars Cup for the second time, after the 2016 attendace of the evnt on Bangkok, Thailand.  The club members will join 3,200 scholars from over 50 countries and will experience scavenger hunts, keynote speeches, panel discussions, the signature Scholar’s Bowl, and, of course, the full range of competitive and community-building events from the Debate Showcase to the Scholar’s Bowl.

Every participant will walk away with new friends, new discoveries, and very large alpacas—and all participating teams will be able to apply or even prequalify for spots at the year-end Tournament of Champions at Yale University, USA.