The third annual Bahrain World Scholar’s Cup Competition will take place on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 January 2016 at St Christopher’s School, Isa Town.

Teams of three students compete in fun, challenging and competitive activities. Students will undertake debating, collaborative writing and answering quiz style questions. Each annual competition has a theme – this year’s is called ‘An Imperfect World’ and involves six interrelated subjects – Art & Music, Literature, History, Science, Social Studies and a Special Topic, ‘Crime and Justice’. There are two age ranges for the competition, 14 and below (as of 1 July 2016) and 15+. The competition is open to all students in Bahrain, and it is anticipated that there will be some entries from schools in nearby GCC states too.

Students who wish to enter the competition should form a team of three and submit the registration form through their school. St Christopher’s School in Isa Town is the host for the competition, which is being arranged by Assistant Head Teacher, Adrian Walker. Daniel Berdichevsky, founder of the international World Scholar’s Cup Competition, as well as other members of his team, will be flying in to Bahrain to lead, compere and judge the competition.

The Bahrain competition is one of many regional World Scholar’s Cup events around the world. Teams who perform particularly well are then given invitations to the World Scholar’s Cup Global Competition, which will be held in Bangkok, Thailand from 26-30 June 2016. It is anticipated that there will be a strong delegation from Bahrain at this international event.

In 2015, Ahsab Chowdhury, a student from St Christopher’s School achieved the distinction of coming second in one of the four competitions at the Global Round of the World Scholar’s Cup, which was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He was competing against nearly 2000 of the most able international students. Ahsab comments ‘I really enjoyed going to Kuala Lumpur, meeting people from all over the world. The competition was great fun, learning new things that were different to my usual school work. My favourite subjects in the 2016 competition are History and Social Studies. I have been discussing the ‘Imperfect World’ theme with my two teammates, helping us to prepare for the Bahrain Regional Competition. Our goal is to progress through to the Global Round and the Tournament of Champions in Yale.’