Olympiad day is here! The theme for today’s exam was “War and Peace” and the anthology is entitled We will remember them.  This year’s content is a collection of poetry from war times. 

We have 36 Students writing today! Good luck to all and make Charter College proud with your amazing writing!

The De Beers English Olympiad is a national English competition that draws more than 7000 entries each year. The competition is organized jointly by the Grahamstown Foundation and the South African Council for English Education.

The primary objectives of the De Beers English Olympiad are:

  • To enrich learners through the study of English; encouraging them to explore it beyond the scope of the school syllabus;

  • To encourage critical thinking and creative writing as learners enjoy the challenges of preparing for and writing the examination;

  • To promote the English language and stimulate the study of English amongst first and second English Language speakers,

The syllabus and examination questions offer stimulation not found within the school syllabus. They call for acute critical ability and sharp writing skills, but they also seek to draw out creative thinking and writing – aptitudes so central to our humanness.