Gifted & Talented News

World Scholar’s Cup 2019

On the 6 and 7 May we took twelve students to Scotch College for the World Scholar's Cup. The World Scholar’s Cup is made up of a series of events including a team debate, collaborative writing, subject specific challenges and a fun event where students compete against the rest of the schools in a ‘beat the buzzer’ quiz with general knowledge questions related to the overall theme. The challenge contained a range of general, and not so general knowledge questions that were related to specific areas such as Arts, Social Studies, History, Literature, Science and Special Area.

The theme for 2019 is ‘A World on the Margins’ with a focus on:

Special Area: unsolved mysteries; Science: enabling technologies, History: neglected histories;

Literature: voices from the margins; Art & Music: louder than words; Social Studies: on the edge of society.

The following students were involved:

Tahlia Cahill, Lily Koch, Finn Boylen, Riley Kopfstein, Zachary Haarsma, Benjamin Bowering, James Ower, Harry Daniels, Fergus Whitelock, Hugh Mahoney and Lachlan Perry

Debate Showcase

Special mention for Riley Kopfstein who was asked to take part in the debate showcase and presented in front of all the schools. The top 8 debaters are selected from the competition to debate a given topic. The topic was “teenagers should live in poverty for one year after they finish high school.” The newly created teams from a variety of schools were given the motion and then had fifteen minutes to prepare their section of the debate.

Top 5 Awards

While the students received multiple awards for participating in each of the events, the students who placed in the top 5 in any event are as follows:

1st Senior Special Area: Lily Koch

1st Junior Social Studies: Harry Daniels

1st Junior Overall Team Challenge: Benjamin Bowering, Harry Daniels, James Ower

2nd Senior Team Writing Award: Finn Boylen, Tahlia Cahill and Lily Koch

2nd Junior Team Challenge Overall: Benjamin Bowering, Harry Daniels, James Ower

3rd Junior Team Bowl: Benjamin Bowering, Harry Daniels, James Ower

3rd Senior Team Overall: Fergus Whitelock, Hugh Mahoney, Lachlan Perry

4th Senior Debate Champion: Riley Kopfstein

4th Senior Writing Award: Lily Koch

5th Senior Team Debate: Finn Boylen, Tahlia Cahill and Lily Koch

5th Senior Overall Team Challenge: Finn Boylen, Tahlia Cahill and Lily Koch

5th Senior Team Bowl: Fergus Whitelock, Hugh Mahoney, Lachlan Perry

5th Champion Scholar Senior: Lily Koch

Overall top Junior Scholar for Pulteney Grammar School: Benjamin Bowering

Overall top Junior Scholar for Pulteney Grammar School: Lily Koch

We thank the students for their enthusiasm, participation and impeccable behaviour.

 

Sue Mavropoulos                                                                              Karen Kurczak

Gifted and Talented Coordinator and Teacher                                  Head of Learning Support