Tacking Point Public School students praised for Tournament of the Minds effort

Team work: Lottie Wilson, Olivia Oakeshott, Peal Osborne, Samantha Aguilar, Maeve Kinchington, Sally Temple and Layla Denny from Tacking Point Public School.

Team work: Lottie Wilson, Olivia Oakeshott, Peal Osborne, Samantha Aguilar, Maeve Kinchington, Sally Temple and Layla Denny from Tacking Point Public School.

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Tacking Point Public School’s four teams battled some of the state’s brightest students in the prestigious Tournament of the Minds event at the University of NSW on September 10.

While the teams competed with distinction, the school’s Tournament of the Minds facilitator and year 5 and 6 enrichment class teacher Cherry Nelson said they did not progress to the next level of judging.

“The school is extremely proud of the way the teams performed and answered the challenges involved at this level,” Ms Nelson said.

“The language and literature team finished with honours – a very pleasing result.

“The state level of judging involves some 86 teams from across the state and from the private and public education sectors.

“It is pretty tough competition.

“We are very proud and amazed to have secured all four teams at this level.”

Ms Nelson said each of the four teams acquitted themselves well and overcome several major obstacles throughout their respective challenges.

Successful teams at the state level progress to the Australiasia/Pacific level judging on October 26 in Adelaide.

Tacking Point secured all four places at the primary school level of Tournament of the Minds after successfully competing at the regional round.

In Tournament of the Minds, teams are given a time period in which to creatively solve a problem. At regional level the time frame is six weeks while at state level it is just three hours.

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