International Schools in India to Compete for Study Trip to Australia

Published: 15th October 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th October 2014 12:31 AM   |  A+A-

Students from international schools across India will have the opportunity to win a study trip in a leading Australian university by participating in the International Schools Video Competition.

Organised by The Cambridge English Language Assessment, part of the University of Cambridge, and supported by the Australian Trade Commission, the competition is open to students of Class 10 and 11 from more than 400 international schools across India.

The competition involves the production of a three-minute video on the themes of astronomy and digital business. The students will be provided information about these themes through webinars by partnering universities, Schools can nominate a maximum of two teams and each team can have a maximum of two students and one teacher.

The winning teams for both themes — astronomy and digital business — will have the opportunity to participate in a one-week study programme in Curtin University, Perth and Bond University, Gold Coast respectively. This will include flight tickets from India to Australia on Singapore Airlines for two students and an accompanying teacher, accommodation, and other travel and living expenses in Australia.

The competition runs from October 1 to December 10. The names of the winners will be announced on January 20, 2015. The winning teams will visit Australia between April and July 2015. All competition video entries will be published on Cambridge English’s YouTube channel.

Speaking about the competition, Michael Carter, Trade Commissioner, Australian Trade Commission said, “The Australian Trade Commission is delighted to be a part of this India International Schools competition 2014 organised by Cambridge Advanced English. It is a wonderful opportunity for Indian students to exhibit their creative talent in two key themes. We wish all the students the best of luck and are looking forward to have the winner in Australia soon.”

 Angela ffrench, Director of Operations, South and South East Asia from Cambridge English Language Assessment said, “We’ve launched this competition to celebrate the achievements of talented students from international schools in some of India’s largest cities. We hope that it will inspire students to dedicate themselves to developing truly effective communication skills in English. We have chosen to work with leading Australian universities to highlight the fact that our Cambridge English: Advanced qualification is recognised for Australian student visas and widely used by Australian universities.”

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