LAST Friday eight students from Years 5 and 6 represented Trinity Catholic School at the da Vinci Decathlon held at Canberra Grammar School.
The students received first place in the science event and third place in the engineering event. This was an outstanding achievement as they were one of only two schools from outside of the ACT and were by far the smallest school community competing on the day.
The da Vinci Decathlon began at Knox Grammar School in Sydney in 2001 and it aims to provide gifted and talented students with a variety of academic events which “Excite, Enrich and Challenge”.
It is an academic inter-school gala day and for the first time they have introduced a primary section for students in Years 5 and 6.
The students competed against 14 other Year 6 teams in areas covering mathematics, english, science, engineering, art and poetry, code-breaking, games of strategy and more.
They were given multiple tasks to work on in each session and needed to delegate team members to various tasks.
The entire Trinity community congratulates the team on their exceptional efforts.