On Monday 9 May, teams of eight students from across the surrounding region visited Camberwell Grammar School to compete in the da Vinci Decathlon. Nick Li, Sachila Perera, Ainsley Kennedy, Leo Terray, Rasridh Islam, Connor Beck, Dylan Wijayakoon and Gavin Li represented Berwick Grammar School at this academically focused event.
Students competed across ten disciplines: engineering, mathematics and chess, code breaking, art and poetry, science, English, philosophy, creative producers, cartography and general knowledge. Activities were designed to challenge and stimulate students with a particular emphasis on higher order thinking skills, problem solving and creativity.
The competition is named after and inspired by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), who is considered to be one of the world’s greatest thinkers and scholars. He demonstrated an ability to perceive the interconnected nature of knowledge and embrace learning with a lifelong passion. These are the very values that we aim to instill in our students and this was reflected in the way they approached this competition.
The boys worked cohesively as a team and ended in high spirits, performing very well overall.
Mr Sean Pieper