Posted on April 06, 2015

Gulf English School (GES) secondary students team, Turbobrains, won a first place at the Destination Imagination (DI) Qatar National Finals for their scientific challenge making musical instruments and will go to the DI Global Competition in the US in May to represent Qatar.   This is the second year running that a GES secondary team has won a first place at the DI National Finals to fly the flag for Qatar at the DI Global Competition in the US.

A second GES team, the Creative Masters, won a second place this year in the DI National finals for their scientific challenge, making a sound machine. GES entered 5 teams of 26 students with 6 team managers, with teams competing in the scientific, technical and fine arts challenges.

Gulf English School on a winning 2 [].jpgGES also had three winning teams in the Scholar’s Cup competing against 20 international schools from Qatar.  The Scholar’s Cup competition is a national and international competition that consists of four challenges: debating, collaborative writing and two different multiple choice tests in six different subjects (art & music, special area, science, history, literature, social studies).  The three winning GES teams will participate in the World Scholar’s Cup in Malaysia in June.

David Frame, Head of GES Secondary, said: “We are delighted to see GES on a winning streak having teams winning a first place two years running in the dynamic DI Program Finals, to go to US for the Global Finals.  This reflects the creativity, energy and enthusiasm our students have shown in competing against 70 other schools and coming up with a winning solution.” “Our three teams in the Scholar’s Cup also excelled themselves with their win in serious academic challenges against 20 other schools, again evidencing their creativity and mastery of their subjects.  The fact that we will be sending four GES teams abroad – one to the US and three to Malaysia - to fly the flag for Qatar makes us very proud indeed.”Gulf English School on a winning 3 [].jpg