1st March 2020
WORLD SCHOLARS CUP ROUND 1, NAIROBI
Braeburn Secondary School basked in the glory of winning overall champion student and overall champion team in Nairobi round 1. BGR students’ names beaming across the giant screen, shouting to all and sundry of the school’s determination for a place in the global stage at the meeting of Nations.
Braeburn Secondary School has set a new record in its relentless search for excellence by clinching the most coveted trophy for the regional round as the undisputed champion of the regional round, coming top in a stiff competition held at Light Academy, Nairobi. Every school worth its salt presented its team with the single most important ambition: the trophy.
The Juniors set the pace by bringing home a whopping 72 gold and 42 silver medals respectively.
To demonstrate the unquenchable thirst for excellency, Braeburn school produced the overall champion scholar in the Junior Division Milembe for her excellence in all the categories including the bowl, the debates, the writing and team spirit, a most coveted position. Her team, consisting of Sanjana and Sanjeevani, performed outstandingly, and placed second overall. Braeburn also happened to produce the overall champion team (Njeri, Erica, Boden) for their exquisite performance as a team, in all the categories.
The seniors followed suit. With a small squad of only 9 members and three team. Our senior students put a gallant fight, bringing home 20 gold and 19 silver medals. For our sins, we did not bag the trophy but then, aluta continua. If this is a consolation, may we intimate that we are very proud of the team since out of the entire team, only two students were not first timers in the competition!
The world scholars cup challenge strives to instil essential skills including but not limited to: collaboration, critical thinking, work ethics, confidence, time management, grit, communication and creativity. These ideals are, by and large, in line with Braeburn’s core values.