On the 24 and 25 May, students from Years 7-10 travelled early in the morning to attend Knox Grammar School’s Da Vinci Decathlon. This yearly academic competition is one for which teams of eight from Years 7-10 have been preparing since Term 1, reviewing the rules of code breaking, logical fallacies existent in philosophical discourse, considering ways in which to approach an integration of Art and Poetry, or extending their general knowledge about exploration, the topic for this year’s Decathlon. In 2016, there were more teams than any other year: in Years 7 and 8, there were 60 teams, and in Years 9 and 10, 45 teams.
This year, Year 7 came first in Art and Poetry (image below), and overall they positioned tenth among 60 teams, an exciting achievement for some of the girls as it was their first Decathlon and they were vying against intellectual peers. Additionally, the Year 8 team positioned twelfth among all 60 teams, an excellent result for which they should be congratulated. To achieve such a result, these teams must have been working consistently to a very high academic level and achieving strongly in the papers throughout the day.
Nicole Sabbadin (Ms)
Gifted and Talented Coordinator