Mind over matter for students in Tournament of Minds

Holly Leach, Andrew Welsh, Jessica Ramshaw, Ashley Elphick, Dev Sheth, Akash Parekh and Jack Flaherty.
Holly Leach, Andrew Welsh, Jessica Ramshaw, Ashley Elphick, Dev Sheth, Akash Parekh and Jack Flaherty.

SEVEN of the brightest students in WA won their division at the Tournament of Minds Asian Pacific finals held in Sydney this month.

The students, from St John’s Primary School in Scarborough, competed against some of the cleverest young people from New Zealand, Thailand and Hong Kong.

The group won the Maths Engineering Competition in the primary division.

Mother and mentor Tricia Welsh accompanied the group to Sydney for the grand final and trained them for the challenges.

Ms Welsh said the tournament was unlike any other academic competition.