Having prepared for the last couple of weeks, each social studies class selected two representatives – based on their knowledge of political geography – to compete in the school-wide Geography Bee (grades 6-10) today. For the main event in the assembly hall, with their classmates cheering and playing along from the audience, students were tested on their knowledge of:
- major German cities and federal states
- European countries and their capitals
- North, Central and South American countries and their capitals.
Although all twenty of the original contestants deserve congratulations for making it this far, only the final three were able to go home with a geography-themed prize. The winners were:
In addition, Marcel (4th place) will be joining the three winners to compete as the BCS team in the 2nd Berlin and Beyond competition on Wednesday the 15th of May against two other visiting schools.
For students who wish to prepare for the 5th annual BCS Geography Bee in May 2020, the quiz will include Asian countries and capitals in addition to Germany and Europe.