TOKYO, Japan (January 23, 2010) - The Indian Embassy in Tokyo played host venue to the inaugural Tokyo Inter School Geo-Challenge today. The event involved five teams going head to head over nine challenging rounds of geographically themed questions.
Four teams of four students from The British School in Tokyo (BST), KAIS International School, and event hosts and organizers, India International School in Japan (IISJ), were tested to the limit in the fields of human and physical geography, as well as map reading skills, observation, interpretation, and general knowledge by moderator Thomas Sheard.
The event was created in order to give keen middle school students of geography an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding in a friendly competitive format. Geo-Challenge was supported by Wahl & Case, in line with the firm’s focus on developing global human capital. Wahl & Case sponsored the prizes and executives were on hand to present the trophies to the winning teams.
The first round, aptly named ‘Globe Trek’, required teams to answer questions based upon each of the world`s continents. A correct answer allowed teams to progress to the next continent until all seven continents were covered, and then on to further rounds.
According to Sheard, after 9 rounds it was neck and neck between teams IISJ 2 and BST 1 resulting in a tiebreaker. “There could only be one winner, and it was BST 1 who would be crowned the inaugural Geo-Challenge Champions,” said Sheard at the event. “They gracefully shook hands with their competitors and joyfully received the winning trophy from the event sponsors. The baton now passes to the British School in Tokyo to host and defend the title. We’re looking forward to Geo-Challenge 2013 and hope that many more schools in the Tokyo area will take part.”
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