A team of 6 pupils accompanied by their patron, Mr Charles Soko from Rhodes Park School’s World Scholars Cup Club departed on Friday 24 June for Bangkok, Thailand to take part in the Global Round of the programme.

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 for the first time at the Global Round of World Scholars Cup which is held in different countries on a rotational basis, and for 2016 is being held in Bangkok, Thailand. They will join 3,200 scholars from over 50 countries and will experience scavenger hunts, keynote speeches, panel discussions, the signature Scholar’s Ball, 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.

We are pleased to announce that they travelled well and arrived safely, and are now deep into the programme. They are scheduled to return on Saturday 2 July.