Published on: 18 October 2018

Boys from Years 5 and 6 proudly represented Christ Church at the Junior da Vinci Decathlon recently held at Presbyterian Ladies’ College, and were announced as overall winners in the competition.

The winning team comprised of Samuel Harding, Edward Hadi, Aaron Goh, Wesley Peh, Aidan Lim, Jakob Akhlil, Alex Molyneux and Jeremiah Wang.

“This year’s competition was rigorous and fun for the boys as they faced 22 other schools to claim the winning title. They were absolutely thrilled with the result and the opportunity to work with friends on some very tough challenges,” says Preparatory School Director of Studies, Dr Holly Miller.

“Earlier this year, 35 boys across Years 5 and 6 were invited to participate in an after school co-curricular program involving collaboration on daVinci style tasks and application of thinking skills. It was from this group that this year’s representing team was selected.”

“The Junior da Vinci Decathlon is an academic inter-school gala day, designed to challenge and stimulate the minds of students. It comprises of 10 disciplines including Science, Mathematics, General Knowledge, Cartography, Code Breaking, Ideation, Art and Poetry, Engineering, Creative Producers and Philosophy.”

Named after Leonardo da Vinci, one of the world’s greatest thinkers and scholars, the competition places a particular emphasis on higher order thinking skills, problem solving and creativity.