Bromsgrove: best in Thailand and 5th best in the world

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The World Scholar’s Cup is the world’s premier academic competition, putting through their paces every year the most able students in the world – in debating, essay writing, divergent thinking and specialist subject knowledge around a syllabus which, this year, carried the theme, “The World Unbound”.

Having excelled in the 2015 regional round in Bangkok, Bromsgrove International School Thailand took 18 students to the global finals in Kuala Lumpur in June, entering three teams respectively in the Junior (11-14) and Senior (15-18) divisions. For the second year running, two Bromsgrove teams automatically qualified for the prestigious Tournament of Champions at Yale University, and the school brought back a host of team and individual medals.

One of Bromsgrove’s Junior teams was crowned 5th best in the world.

One Junior team – consisting of Andrew Couper (Year 8), and Daisy Savage and Joon Ho Byun (both Year 9) – were crowned the top junior team in Thailand, the 3rd best across all of South East Asia and the 5th best junior team in the world. In addition, the top students in Thailand in both junior and senior divisions were from Bromsgrove: Joon Ho, who also placed 35th in the world in the junior division, and Thomas Savage, who came 20th in the world overall.

The Junior team before their first day of competition.

The Senior team in front of KL’s majestic twin towers.

The Junior team assemble at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

Senior team member, Thomas Savage, performing at the Scholar’s Show.

The Senior team during a team building day at KL’s Sunway Lagoon.