Kinross College trio win Brainways Quest challenge


Elyssa Backshall, Jocelyn Yao, Tyler Kimber, Dina Jamal and Hayley Mack. Picture: Martin Kennealey d477417
Elyssa Backshall, Jocelyn Yao, Tyler Kimber, Dina Jamal and Hayley Mack. Picture: Martin Kennealey d477417

THREE Kinross College students have been recognised for thinking outside the box.

Jocelyn Yao, Elyssa Backshall and Dina Jamal recently won the Brainways Quest challenge held at UWA for gifted and talented students.

Students completed tasks demonstrating their ability to think critically and creatively on a range of high-level concepts in science, maths and humanities including philosophy, general relativity and the mathematics of GPS systems.

This year’s theme was ‘A shared understanding of reality’, which was kept secret to ensure a level playing field when the competition started.

Kinross College had six of its extension and acceleration students taking part, with Tyler Kimber, Ryan English and Hayley Mack also competing in another team.

“Both teams applied themselves really well demonstrating teamwork, problem solving and resilience,” teacher James Giles said.

“Congratulations to all these diligent students and teachers.”

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