St Andrew’s students win international slam of mind games
IF EDUCATION is all in the mind, then St Andrew's Anglican College at Peregian Springs is proving its students are world beaters at cerebral slamming, excelling in the Tournament of Minds international finals held in Tasmania.
St Andrew's had three teams win the Queensland TOM Championships which were held at University of Southern Qld in September this year, who then went on to compete at the international tournament held in Hobart.
Students were involved in solving a long-term challenge unique to their discipline and a spontaneous challenge using creative and critical thinking skills, problem-solving, teamwork and divergent thinking.
St Andrew's entrants are well prepared through the college's emphasis on two critical goals: to 'Challenge the World' and promote 'Thinking for the Future.'
The school's primary social science team out-thought all comers being crowned International Champions while the secondary arts team placed second and the secondary social science team winning through to the finals.
"We, as a college, were absolutely delighted with the results," college head of thinking and learning enrichment Jillian Green said.
"This a truly remarkable achievement and signifies the dedication and hard work the students and coaches put into Tournament of Minds.
"The passion and enthusiasm of all involved has been brilliant and is a key to the student's success."
She said St Andrew's is a school that works hard to promote these programs to equip students for success now and into their futures.