History of Scholar's World Cup
Founded by Daniel Berdichevsky the first World Scholar’s Cup took place in Korea in 2007: a small regional tournament hosted at the Hankuk Academy of Foreign Studies. The first “global” round followed a few weeks later, bringing together students from Korea, Singapore, and the United States.
The idea behind the World Scholar’s Cup was to create something other than traditional academic competitions and conferences: a celebration of the joy of learning, a tournament as rewarding for the team that came in last as the for the team that came in first, an enrichment opportunity that motivated students not just to demonstrate their existing strengths but to discover and develop new ones.
From that humble beginning, the World Scholar’s Cup has grown to reach tens of thousands of students in dozens of countries.
Kirstenhof Primary School (KPS)
Situated in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town, South Africa. Kirstenhof Primary was founded on the 1st March 1969 in old farmland belonging to the Kirsten family.
Mr Stuart Payne is the recently appointed Head Master of KPS that strives to be a school that is rooted in the community, values the holistic development of every learner and enables them to reach their full potential in every sphere of school life providing a secure, nurturing environment in which learners may grow, excel and equip themselves for the future.
They value and support their educators and seek to involve parents and the community in providing an excellent, well-rounded education.
Tournament of Champions
The ToC brings together the best teams who participated in the Global round of the World Scholar’s Cup with one of the leading universities in the world hosted by the Yale International Relations Association at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, USA situated about 90 minutes from New York.
The 2017 Tournament of Champions is scheduled for November 9-14, during the lovely New England autumn.
What the participants will expect?
The Tournament of Champions is more than just another Global Round. The participants will have the chance to interact with and learn directly from Yale students and faculty. They will attend a special panel on college life and on how to leverage their World Scholar’s Cup experience as part of their admissions portfolio. They will eat Yale dining hall food and meet keynote speakers, including a Yale University professor. They come away knowing what it’s like to be a student at one of the world’s greatest universities.
The Team Members: (Alphabetically)
I'm currently in grade 7 at Kirstenhof Primary.I am deputy Head prefect and i was awarded my Academic colors last year. I love playing sports such as hockey and cricket.I love finding new and interesting ways to do things and designing 3D models of them. I was recently involved in the global round of The World Scholars Cup, this was a huge privilege and honor for me and i had a once in a life time experience. This experience really built up my confidence in public speaking and widened my knowledge on everyday problems that people face around the world and how we could find a solution for them. I met many new and interesting people from around the world and learnt a lot about their customs and culture. I would be very grateful if i was able to go to the Tournament Of Champions held at Yale University in The United States.
I am thirteen years old. I have a passion for dance, music, new experiences and inspiring others to achieve their dreams. I have learnt so much from the World Scholar's Cup program; I have learnt about inventions that I didn’t even know existed.The World Scholars Cup allows people to connect from all around the world, having five hundred students from thirty-two countries all collaborating and making connections is one of the most beautiful things, especially when they are all standing up on stage and waving their countries flag with great pride. The World Scholar's Cup inspires scholars to strive for their dreams and empowers people to never give up until you are proud of yourself. The Tournament of Champions opens so many doors, it gives us scholars the chance to experience independence. The world scholar's cup has been the most incredible experience and to do it all over again is my goal.
Hello - my name is David. I love rugby, play the flute and am a birdwatcher. World Scholars' Cup is a genuine children (11-18) orientated competition, where there is no losing. To me it is a special event because I made many new friends from around the world. I am so excited to be part of a team chosen for Yale!