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Peterhouse Boys

World Scholars Cup Melbourne Global Round Tour 2018

Peterhouse sent a team of 11 students made up of the following students. Anotida Nhondova, Tadiwanashe Matara, Nigel Mushayavanhu, Brendon Fraser Bell, Tendesayi Chifamba, Takudzwa Dzingai, Kavwanga Lintini, Tristan Fraser Bell, Tapiwanashe Matiza, Darevy Matsika and Christopher Gomba. The students had qualified in the Regional round held in February 2018 to participate in the Melbourne Global round. The tournament started on the 16th of August and ended on the 21st.

A total of 1500 students from 27 countries participated in this prestigious academic competition. The team activities centered upon this year’s theme of ‘An Entangled World’ included team debate, collaborative writing, scholars challenge and scholars bowl( general knowledge quiz).

The opening ceremony was very colorful and entertaining. The Aborigines entertained the audience with their dance. The Keynote speaker was Gary Turk. A renowned poet. He presented his poem ‘Look Up’. He highlighted how this generation has become entangled in the digital media. He highlighted the disadvantages of this.
The team activities covered the six subject areas of Science of the Memory, English Literature, Art and Music, History of Diplomacy, Social Studies (Black Markets) and the Special Area (Human Relationships).

Despite the fierce competition two teams did extremely well and qualified for the Tournament of Champions to be held later this year at Yale University in the United States Of America. The two teams were made up of the following:-

Junior Team:-Annotida Nhondova, Nigel Mushayavanhu and Tapiwanashe Matara

Senior Team: -Takudzwa Dzingai, Kavwanga Lintini and Tristan Fraser Bell
The students had an opportunity to do a lot of sightseeing in the second most liveable city in the world. Had an opportunity to visit the following:-

a) A walk along the Yarra River with chief guide Oliver Beaumont (Petrean - Head of Paget 1966). Students had an opportunity to visit the Opera house, the Docklands, the Art Gallery and Eureka tower which is 91 stories from the ground and the main train station in Flinders street. Last and most important – we then ate dinner of a 3metre long Pizza.
b) Federation Square
c) National Botanical Gardens
d) Melbourne Cricket Ground (This hosted the 1956 Olympic games and the 2006 Commonwealth).
e) Directly opposite it was the home of the Australian tennis open. That is held annually in January
f) Captain Cooks Cottage
g) Shrine of Remembrance
h) Aquarium
i) Helensvale Animal Sanctuary

Patience Masaire
Trip Leader
August 2018