On the 12th and 13th April 2018, 14 Braeburn students joined their counterparts from 20 other schools to battle it out for top honours in the Nairobi Round II World Scholars Cup Regional Round at Brookhouse. Braeburn Primary School with five teams, was making a debut in the tournament, having had slightly over a month of preparation. The contingent, as it turned out, had some of the youngest scholars at the competition, many of them just having turned 10 years old were unfazed by having to compete with A-level and IB students in the Scholars Bowl.
The competition involved two quizzes in the form of a Scholars’ Challenge and Scholars Bowl, a team debate and a collaborative writing task. On the final day, the top debaters had a Debate Showcase which and a Talent Show. The scholars exhibited a positive attitude, great team work, and discipline working very hard in all the activities. When the honours roll went up, our scholars were ecstatic, not only winning numerous gold and silver medals at individual and team level but also ensuring 100% progression to the Global Round. Some of our top performers included Ashoka in 8B with an impressive haul of 13 medals, and Crescent and Erica who each won four medals each.
We are extremely proud of these scholars: Akol, Hansil, Nizar, Rees, Izyan, Keith, Mustafa, Sherryl, Erica, Njeri, Yanet, Pratham, Crescent and Ashoka. We are confident that they will perform even greater exploits during the Global Round in Barcelona during the summer - good luck!