Aubin Grove PS wins runner up honours at international academic competition

Aubin Grove PS Tournament of Minds students Ayaan Tomak, Owen Bayao, Rebecca Mulligan, Izzy East, Chelsea Clegg, Lalkrishna Rajasekharan & Ranjeev Ratheesh Nambiar.
Aubin Grove PS Tournament of Minds students Ayaan Tomak, Owen Bayao, Rebecca Mulligan, Izzy East, Chelsea Clegg, Lalkrishna Rajasekharan & Ranjeev Ratheesh Nambiar.

A GROUP of clever young minds from Aubin Grove Primary School put their problem solving skills to the test in an international academic competition recently.

The seven students were the only public school team to win the Tournament of Minds state finals in September, paving their way to compete in the International Finals in Darwin.

More than 1000 students from around Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Thailand took part in the academic competition, where students were tasked with picking a category and solving a related problem within three hours before performing their solution in a 10 minute dramatic performance.

Aubin Grove PS deputy principal Mesha Steel said the team had competed in the social science category and shone in their performance.

“They were thrilled not only to represent Western Australia and Aubin Grove Primary School at such an exceptionally high level, they were also so motivated to meet as many children as they could from other parts of Australia and experience the Northern Territory over the four days,” she said.

“They worked together as a team, all shared the workload and collaborated with their brilliant ideas to come up with a high level social science solution.

“I was so impressed with how they represented our school and state at this high level of competition and it earned them runners up honours at the presentation ceremony, which was an outstanding achievement.”