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Olympiad Global Issues Competition is organised by the English Department
of The Wessex School and co-sponsored by ESU Chile.  

This event aims to promote the English language among primary and secondary school pupils as well as to promote critical thinking and logical reasoning.


  • The competition is open to students from 7th grade to 12th grade of all schools in the VIII Region. As the 2021 Olympiad Competition is virtual, it has been expanded to include any Chilean school that is an active member in ESU Chile.
  • Participation is in groups (5 students).
  • Each school or high school has to choose 5 themes from the 17 UN Goals proposed for the video.
  • Each school may enter only one video. The videos cannot exceed 5 minutes.


  • To enhance the interaction between school and community, school and family, through The Wessex English Olympiad and to encourage critical thinking and logical reasoning that helps to differentiate between the way English is written and spoken.
  • To encourage the use of English as a foreign language in pupils.
  • To generate instances of participation and healthy competition among students.