The six schools that are involved in the unique contests are Basseterre High, Cayon High, Charles E Mills Secondary, Immaculate Conception Catholic School, Verchild’s High and Washington Archibald High. There are two students on each team.
The academic event is however, restricted to Third Formers only, and is based largely on the current school curriculum.
The competition started with all six schools (twelve participants) on 28th April. The school with the lowest score (Verchild’s High) was eliminated and the remaining five advanced to the next round. The Immaculate Conception Catholic School was the next eliminated and then the Cayon High School. As a result of an error with the dates, one competition had to be cancelled. Therefore, instead of two schools advancing to the finals, three have been allowed to compete for the main prize.
Following the Finals on Monday night, the awards ceremony will take place, and according to organizers, monetary prizes, trophies and awards will be distributed. The top three schools and the teams will receive cheques and trophies. The student with the highest overall score will also receive a cheque and a plaque. The winning school will receive a plaque which will be rotated each year.
The Sir Cecil Jacobs Auditorium, at the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank is the venue for the Finals.