NKCS World Scholar’s Cup CCA Jeju Medals!

Friday 1 Feb 2019

Five students from NKCS have returned with four silver and two gold medals from the Jeju round of the World Scholar’s Cup (25/26 January), a global competition that is an exciting and fun opportunity for students to demonstrate their existing strengths and to discover new ones. The competition has four team events: Team Debate, Collaborative Writing and two team quizzes with different formats. To succeed, scholar’s need to work closely as a team and think on their feet! The theme of the 2019 Cup is ‘A World on the Margins’.

Doris Yao (Grade 6 International), David Liang, Chris Chen, Brian Cheng (Grade 6 Bilingual) and Simon Cao (Grade 5 Bilingual), were among hundreds of students competing at Branksome Hall Asia School in Jeju, South Korea for a chance to win individual and team prizes. Our students faced stiff competition in the team debate, but Doris, Chris and Simon did well to beat a strong team from North London Collegiate School Jeju. Next came the Collaborative Writing: students worked for nearly two hours, both individually and as a team. The Scholar’s Challenge followed, a written multiple-choice quiz for which Doris was awarded a gold medal. On day two, the school theatre was packed with excited students competing in the Scholar’s Bowl, a strategic, fast-paced team quiz. Chris, Simon and David were awarded Da Vinci silver medals for endeavour! Brian was awarded a gold medal. Also, Doris was awarded a silver medal as best NKCS scholar. She performed beautifully on the piano during the scholar’s talent show.

As well as their success in the competition, our students visited several historic and cultural sites on Jeju, had a lot of fun in the 3D Museum and ate a lot of new and interesting Korean food! They returned tired but happy to Wuxi with their collection of medals and Alpacas!

It is really a great experience which excites everyone.

It is also very challenging to have competitions with foreigners and even some native speakers,but we are pretty strong when we can confidently facing them.In my point of view, this is enough for the first time.Next time If I have an oppotunity to join the competition again, I will prepare well and learn more professional knowledge in school.


This is the first time I go to Jeju, and have a Scholar Cup race with my school teammate. That was very exciting. We didn’t get the trophy, but I still think this race is very meaningful, because I know what we did well, what we can improve.

——Simon Cao

Everybody were participate so hard for listening to the opponents’ ideas and getting ready for the rebuttal.They spoke really well actually, it was fluent.For me, I thought that grammar and vocabulary were my weak sides ,I need to read more books, I think that will help me for improvement.

——David Liang

World scholar cup make me become a active person and open my eyes to the world. You are not acutely learning the knowledge but also sharing it.