I write this from New Haven, Connecticut in the USA, where Ms Huckfield and I are accompanying our three World Scholar’s Cup teams at the prestigious Tournament of Champions at Yale University. It has been an amazing trip so far, and I hope you have all been able to follow their achievements via our Facebook page. As well as debates, essays and exams aplenty, our scholars have also been able to make friends with academically gifted students from every continent, and, this weekend, enjoyed a fantastic tour of the famous campuses of Harvard and MIT. However well they do overall in the competition itself, Ms Huckfield and I know everyone at BIST is proud of them regardless. We all look forward to sharing our experiences when we return, jetlagged, later this week.