Gold and silver for Heritage students at the World Scholar's Cup in Barcelona. Moldova was represented for the first time at the prestigious international competition
Nicu Crivoi, Bandars Jamous and Tomas Barcar are the three Heritage students who represented us at the World Scholar's Cup. To reach Barcelona, they qualified in the WSC Regional Round, hosted in March by Heritage, where they competed with students from Moldovan schools.
Bogdanka Adamu, director, Heritage International School: “Heritage learners engaged in a world-class rigorous competition in which their debating, academic and thinking skills were tested. We are happy to have produced a team which started from the scratch and which was groomed in some few months only. Our satisfaction lies in the fact that we not only hosted, but prepared multiple teams for the locally organized event at Heritage and were able to organize a team representing both the school and our country at the global round in Barcelona. Our current representatives will be our next coaches and role models for the next set of competitors which the school intends to start preparing right from the beginning of the next academic session. Heritage shall continue to explore academic events which will allow the learners to put into practice their team skills and compete with counterparts from other countries.”
In the four main academic events of the global competition, the Heritage team demonstrated a thorough training, team spirit and the ability to express fluently and defend their views in English. Finding solid arguments to convince the jury that online diplomacy is more effective than classical and how tolerant the modern society is, they have become winners in two debates of the three. Even if it was difficult, the general knowledge test did not intimidate them and the Heritage team got a silver medal. For the collaborative writing event learners needed a lot of persuasion and they managed to defend their points of view. The most important test of the competition – Scholar's Bowl – was a triumph for students at Heritage, who won three runner-up medals. The diversity and the competitive spirit of the participants impressed Moldovan students, who had the opportunity, for the first time, to participate in a competition organized at this level.
Nicu Crivoi, 7th grade student, Heritage International School: “Participating in this contest is a great opportunity to learn about other cultures, because you get to meet many interesting people from other countries. At the same time, there is a lot of work to do, because you need to find information from different sources to perform better than the others. I want to thank my school, Heritage, for giving me the opportunity to learn in a truly international school, I am grateful for the training it has provided me throughout the year and for the chance to take part in this amazing competition.”
WSC is not only about academic events – participants had a Cultural Fair and a Scholar's Ball, where they could get to know the traditions, culture, but also the favourite pass-times of other countries. World Scholar's Cup was for Heritage students the opportunity make international friends. A group of students from the United Arab Emirates surprised the learners from Chisinau with their knowledge of Moldova and the history of our country.
Rose Moran, English Language Teacher, Heritage International School: “I accompanied students to Barcelona where, while the pupils where competing, we, the teachers, were judging the performance of other students. The Heritage team represented the school exactly as we expected – we are very proud of their achievements. Our students were inspired by the impressive rigorous knowledge and academic standards of their competitors and are now more motivated and eager to participate in the next edition of the competition.”
Heritage International School has already begun preparations to host the next edition of the World Scholar's Cup – a bigger event with more participants and more fun for students.
Meanwhile, admission to Heritage for the 2018-2019 academic year continues, and the new school year promises to bring students more innovative learning experiences. At Heritage, the only Cambridge School in Moldova, education means state-of-the-art teaching methods, child-centred education, academic performance, and a wide range of extracurricular activities that guarantee the multilateral development of children and guide them towards choosing their vocation.
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