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The da Vinci Decathlon: Unlocking our boys’ creativity

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jun 1, 2016 6:00:00 AM

The Da Vinci Decathlon: Unlocking our boys' creativityLast week, 72 boys from Years 5 to 11 proudly represented Trinity Grammar School at the NSW State da Vinci Decathlon where over 3,000 students competed in this rigorous, fast-paced and challenging competition. 

The da Vinci Decathlon, held annually at Knox Grammar, is an academic competition designed to challenge and stimulate the minds of school students. Students compete in teams of eight across 10 disciplines: Engineering, Mathematics and Chess, Code Breaking, Art and Poetry, Science, English, Philosophy, Creative Producers, Cartography and General Knowledge.

The boys were impeccable in their attitude and enthusiasm throughout the day. Their teams worked together cohesively to engage in each task and within the tight deadlines that were given.  

“The da Vinci Decathlon is a great opportunity to test our creativity and adaptability. The abstract challenges presented required us to combine our prior knowledge with our own intuition in hope of presenting the best possible solution to each task,” Tom (Year 11) said.

We congratulate all boys for their commitment to making this an excellent experience. Special mention must be made of our Year 7 team who won the English division, as well as the Year Five Prep School team who finished third in the Mathematics and Chess category.

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Some images of our boys that competed in the event:

Year 7 Trinity Grammar School

Year 8 Trinity Grammar School


Year 10 Trinity Grammar School

Year 11 Trinity Grammar School

Year 5 Trinity Grammar School

Year 6 Trinity Grammar School

Topics: All boys education, Boys learning, Education