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Orienteering at the 2023 Globeducate Academic Olympics: Paris as an intellectual playing field

Orienteering at the 2023 Globeducate Academic Olympics: Paris as an intellectual playing field

The Globeducate Academic Olympics 2023 reached its climax with the thrilling orienteering challenge, which captivated the minds of young competitors from all over the world. Under the inspiring theme "Paris, a playing field", this unique event added an exceptional dimension to the international educational experience.

A Cultural Journey Through Paris

The route of the orienteering challenge took the 16 participating teams through the iconic streets of Paris, from the majestic Place de la Concorde to the magnificent Notre-Dame Cathedral, passing by cultural gems such as the Opéra Garnier and the Louvre Museum. This adventure enabled the young competitors to discover the historical, artistic and literary wealth of the City of Light.

Intellect and Teamwork Take Centre Stage

Armed with a map and metro tickets, teams had to use their wits and strategy to reach each stage of the race. Clues scattered across Paris required competitors to mobilise their cultural knowledge and team spirit to solve complex puzzles. The exercise was a perfect fusion of intellectual reflection, knowledge mobilisation and teamwork, testing problem-solving in a real-life context.

A Memorable Conclusion

The orienteering race was the culmination of two intensive days of competition and intercultural exchange between pupils from Globeducate member schools. It was much more than just a competition - it was an educational adventure that strengthened the bonds between the young competitors while offering a unique immersion in Parisian culture.

The Lasting Impact of the Academic Olympics

Beyond the excitement of the competition, the Academic Olympics leave a lasting impression on the participants by fostering team spirit, respect, perseverance and a passion for learning. For many of the young competitors, the experience was much more than just a competition - it was a unique opportunity to discover the city of Paris for the first time, thanks in part to orienteering.

Orienteering at the Globeducate Academic Olympics 2023 proved that learning can be as exciting as it is competitive. By combining history, arts and literature with a global academic competition, Collège EIB Monceau and ICS Paris have created a complete educational experience that will remain engraved in the memories of the young competitors. These moments of discovery, learning and international friendship only serve to reinforce Globeducate's vision: to prepare each student to become a citizen of the world capable of shaping it.