Woodlawn kids excel at playing mind games

Celebrating their win at Tournament of Minds are Woodlawn students (l-r) Johnny Moore, Sarah Gordon, Zoe Goodsell-Dundas, Georgia Freney, Sally Gyles, Hannah McQueen and Jack Burke.

Seven students from St Johns College Woodlawn are on their way to Adelaide to compete in the national finals of Tournament of Minds after they recently won the NSW Championships in the social sciences category.

In the competition groups of seven students worked together for six weeks unaided by teachers, parents or peers on a specific challenge that tested their problem solving and teamwork skills.

They were required to present their solution to a team of judges and on the same day also present a spontaneous challenge that requires them to think quickly and creatively on the spot.

The Woodlawn students will compete in the national finals on October 21 against teams from Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.

St Carthages Primary School in Lismore has also excelled at the Tournament of Minds NSW Championships, taking out first place in both language/literature and social sciences.


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