Da Vinci Decathlon

What is the Da Vinci Decathlon?

The Da Vinci Decathlon 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, ideation, creative producers, cartography, and legacy.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) was one of the world’s greatest thinkers and scholars. da Vinci demonstrated an ability to perceive the interconnected nature of knowledge and embraced learning with a lifelong passion and determination to uncover the unknown. The Decathlon competition places a particular emphasis on higher order thinking skills, problem solving, and creativity.

LORDS Participates in the Da Vinci Decathlon

Eight of our Year 5 and 6 students participated in the Da Vinci Decathlon on 23rd May, 2023. They committed themselves to 12 weeks during Term 1 and 2 to study a variety of Key Learning Areas. There were 10 different sections:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Engineering
  • Art and Poetry
  • Legacy
  • Ideation
  • Code Breaking
  • Cartography
  • Creative Producers
The students had to be Effective Communicators, Collaborators, and be Creative and Innovative as well as work out some extremely complicated scenarios. 

Our team was among over 50 Year 5 and 6 groups from all over Queensland.
The students worked extremely diligently, and we were so proud when they placed 3rd in Art and Poetry as well as English. 

Read more about the Da Vinci Decathlon on their website