This year Peterhouse Boys School had the privilege of sending two teams that qualified in the Global round in Melbourne in August 2018 to the United States of America. Fifty two countries participated in the Tournament that was held at Yale University in the United States of America. The team left Zimbabwe on the 14th and returned on the 24th of November. They landed to a combination of snow and sleet and extremely cold conditions. The team was honoured by the presence of the Zimbabwe consulate to the United States at the opening ceremony.
The Junior Tournament started on the 16th and the Seniors on the 17th. The boys engaged in a variety of team activities that ranged from team debate, collaborative writing, scholars bowl and scholars challenge. The activities where centred upon this year’s theme of ‘An Entangled world’.
Senior team results
Tristan Fraser-Bell was awarded the following for the challenge: – Gold medal for History, Silver medal for Literature, silver medal for writing and gold medal and trophy for top scholar in southern Africa.
Takudzwa Dzingayi was awarded gold for the scholars challenge and for History and Science.
Kavwanga Lintini was awarded silver for Debate
Junior team results
Peterhouse was awarded a trophy for the best junior team in Africa as well as a Silver medal for team writing.
Country top scholar was awarded to Anotida Nhondova.
Tadiwanashe Matara was awarded a Silver medal for debate and gold for individual essay writing.
Nigel Mushayavanhu was awarded two gold medals for History and Science challenge subjects
The tournament organisers organised tours for the students. The students found these to be highly motivating, interesting and educative. The tours also promoted
- a) Boston Tour: – Had an opportunity to learn about
the Americanhistory. Did the freedom trail tour and had lunch at Faneuil market. Harvard and MIT students took them on a tour of the two institutions.
- b) New York: – Had an opportunity to go to Times Square at night. Took a ferry and went to the Statue of Liberty. A sober moment was when they went to the 9/ 11 Memorial Museum. This was followed by a visit to the World Trade Centre. Despite the chilling weather, the students took the long walk to the Brooklyn Bridge.