YIS Hosts the 2016 Sakura Book Bowl
On Tuesday April 12, eleven teams from international schools all over Tokyo and Yokohama came together at YIS to compete for the honor and glory of winning the Book Bowl championship trophy. Congratulations to our YIS Sakura Book Bowlers, who In a tight finish, took 2nd place at this year's competition.
Over the course of the school year, members of the book bowl team read the 20 chapter books that are contenders for this year's Sakura medal. The Book Bowl included five different rounds of competition in which teams had to answer questions that showed their knowledge of the stories by identifying quotes, recognizing symbols, and answering comprehension questions. There is also a highly competitive expert round, where one representative from each team goes to the front of the room to answer questions about a specific book they've been assigned to know inside and out.
While YIS students were pleased to place 2nd at the book bowl, they said the best part of participating is getting to work as a team and read a lot of really interesting books. 4th and 5th graders are eligible to participate every year. We hope to see many students join us next year as we attempt to win back the trophy!
Thank you to Adam Clark for taking photos of our day.