Podium fin­ish for Brain Olympians

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - NEWS -

St Michael’s School De­niliquin tasted suc­cess at the South­ern Clus­ter Brain Olympia held re­cently in Hay.

Com­pet­ing against Hill­ston, Hay and Bal­ranald, the school’s Year 5/6 Brain Olympians took out first place while the Year 3/4 team came sec­ond.

The day con­sisted of five sec­tions in­clud­ing a gen­eral knowl­edge quiz, maths prob­lem solv­ing, pub­lic speak­ing and drama.

The quiz and prob­lem solv­ing put up some ex­tremely chal­leng­ing ques­tions, but both lo­cal teams scored well with Year 5/6 tak­ing the lead in the prob­lem solv­ing section.

Both teams pre­sented a dif­fer­ent an­gle on the pub­lic speak­ing topic, ‘Our Town’, with the Year 3/4 team writ­ing a speech high­light­ing the best of De­niliquin, while the Year 5/6 team cre­ated a poem based on the fic­tional town Boomeroo.

Both St Michael’s teams won this section.

For the fi­nal section, the stu­dents had to cre­ate a play which con­cluded with a spe­cific line. The 3/4 team was given the line ‘‘they’re com­ing’’ and 5/6 were given ‘‘get out of here’’.

Two very en­ter­tain­ing skits were cre­ated with St Michael’s 3/4 team com­ing equal sec­ond and the 5/6 team once again earn­ing first place.

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