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
On the 1st of June, 2021 we travelled to Nudgee where over 50 schools in Year 5 and 6 participated in the event. The students covered ten learning areas which were English, Mathematics and Chess, Art and Poetry, Ideation, Cartography, Creative Producer, Engineering, Code Breaking, Legacy, and Science.
The students needed to be effective communicators, collaborators and be incredibly creative and be forward-thinking. Our students worked well as a team and gained 1st place in Cartography.
We are very proud of the way they performed, represented the school, and we're committed to the program over twelve weeks of the 2nd 2021 semester.