Cre­ative minds bound for Bris­bane fi­nal

Southern Telegraph - - Telegraph News - Ce­cilia Allen

A group of Kolbe Catholic Col­lege stu­dents will chal­lenge their minds in Bris­bane next month for the Na­tional Opti-MINDS Cre­ative Sus­tain­abil­ity Com­pe­ti­tion.

The team chal­lenge is de­signed to em­power par­tic­i­pants to think, cre­ate and com­mu­ni­cate.

Through the school’s Gifted and Tal­ented Pro­gram, the group par­tic­i­pated in the re­gional com­pe­ti­tion in Au­gust.

They were in­vited to the State fi­nals, where they com­peted in the lan­guage and lit­er­a­ture cat­e­gory.

Dur­ing the State con­test, the seven stu­dents were given three hours to turn a sce­nario into a cre­ative per­for­mance.

The group had to meet strict cri­te­ria, which in­cluded us­ing re­cy­cled ma­te­ri­als as props and cos­tumes.

The stu­dents will un­der­take a sim­i­lar task at the Oc­to­ber 12 na­tional event.

Stu­dent Mai Anh Pham de­scribed the com­pe­ti­tion as “chal­leng­ing but fun”.

Stu­dent Brooke De­la­m­ont said it gave the group skills to work ef­fi­ciently as a team.

Gifted and Tal­ented pro­gram co-or­di­na­tor Emma Ed­monds said the group had worked in­cred­i­bly hard.

The team was awarded hon­ours at last year’s na­tional event in the same cat­e­gory.

Pic­ture: Ce­cilia Allen

Kolbe Catholic Col­lege stu­dents Jes­sica Rowe, 14, Monique Sher­wood, 13, Brooke De­la­m­ont, 13, Ve­nessa Fi­gredo, 14, and Co­bie Le­gaspi, 13, with Mai Anh Pham, 13, and Pia Bellini, 13, (front).

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