On Tuesday 30th of March and Wednesday the 31st of March, selected students from Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 competed in the Da Vinci Decathlon at The Illawarra Grammar School. This event is an academic competition across 10 disciplines: Engineering, Mathematics and Chess, Code Breaking, Art and Poetry, Science, English, Ideation, Creative Producers, Cartography and Legacy. Students are required to work in teams; collaborating on papers, designing tasks and performances. All the boys utilized questioning, communication skills and reasoning. The theme of the event this year was Icons.
Henry Jones from the Year 8 Team reflects:
“We had a very fun day collaborating and working as a team to complete our tasks.
The most challenging subject would have been the Mathematics challenge as it was about Pythagoras’ Theorem which we haven’t learnt yet in Maths. They included icons by people, apps, code and logos”.
The students had a fantastic day and we were proud to attain places in the following sections:
Year 7 – First Place in Ideation
Year 8 – Second Place in Science
Year 9 – Second Place in Legacy
Thank you to Ms Herrmann and Mrs Leate for accompanying the students on the day and Mr Sozio for his support of Enrichment activities at the College.