SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

2,300 students to visit Knox for state-wide academic decathlon

23-May-2012

More than 2,300 of the state’s sharpest young thinkers will visit Knox from Tuesday, 29 to Thursday, 31 May to compete in a multi-disciplinary battle of the minds.

The Knox da Vinci Decathlon, now in its tenth year, will see 300 teams of eight students compete in 10 disciplines including code breaking, engineering, mathematics, English, science, philosophy and games of strategy. The event is open for students from years 5 to 10.

Students from more than 70 schools from across NSW, including Canberra, the Hunter Valley, Armidale, Wollongong and Sydney, will participate in the event.

About the da Vinci Decathlon

The da Vinci Decathlon was developed by Knox to encourage critical thinking, problem solving and creativity. The competition began in 2002 with a few teams from neighbouring schools. The event grew and state-based competitions are held each year around Australia, with the National da Vinci Decathlon held at Knox in the September holiday break.

This year, the National da Vinci Decathlon will become a global competition with students from the United Kingdom, USA, South Africa, Singapore and New Zealand competing online in real time against Australia’s best.