Posted on 16 June, 2016 in Events, Partnerships, Students

World Scholar’s Cup

World Scholar’s Cup

On 1 June, Darwin High hosted the first ever Darwin round of the World Scholar’s Cup. The World Scholar’s Cup is an academic competition where teams of students use an enquiry-based learning approach to compete in four skill building events: Debate, Bowl, Writing and Challenge. Each event draws on a global theme across six connected cross-disciplinary topics.

The teams from Darwin High welcomed teams from Darwin Middle School, Palmerston Senior College and Good Shepherd Lutheran College for the day’s competition. Students were quizzed on the following topics relating to the 2016 Global Theme, ‘An Imperfect World’:

  • Special Area - Crime and Justice
  • History - A History of Cheating
  • Science - Disease and Public Health
  • Literature - Words to Light the Darkness
  • Arts - Flawed Visions, Broken Sounds
  • Social Studies - When States Falter.

The team from Good Shepherd Lutheran College took out the top prize, but Darwin High School students did an amazing job, with four of our teams qualifying for the Global Rounds (held in Bangkok and Prague). Click here to download the full results. Darwin High students won the following awards:


  • Kate Hincliffe – Arts
  • Eddie Gardiner – Science and top total score
  • Lithira Abeysinghe – Special Area
  • Ava Wilmore, Georga Sallows and Kate Hincliffe – Top Challenge Team


  • Eddie Gardiner – Champion Debater

Top Scholars:

  • Eddie Gardiner – Champion Scholar

The following Darwin High Students qualified for the Global Rounds through their exceptional regional round performance:

  • Team 501 – Ajay Emmanuel, Cindy Um, Aeron Leyesa
  • Team 502 – Amelia Douglas, Zandro Lagman, Caitlin Fairclough
  • Team 503 – Jacana Connors, Lotus Kelly, Lithira Abeysinghe
  • Team 504 – Eddie Gardiner, Cooper Wenck, Ryan Kerrison

All students had a fantastic day and can’t wait to compete in an even bigger and better Scholar’s Cup Darwin round next year!

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