Minds over mat­ter

Stirling Times - - OPINION -

OUR Lady of Grace Pri­mary School is one of six West Aus­tralian schools head­ing to Ade­laide this month as part of the Tour­na­ment of Minds (TOM) Aus­tralasian Pa­cific Fi­nals.

The North Beach school took out so­cial sci­ence and sci­ence tech­nol­ogy cat­e­gories at last month’s State Cham­pi­onships and will be joined by Whit­ford Catholic Pri­mary School, win­ner of the lan­guage lit­er­a­ture cat­e­gory, and St Hilda’s, which took out the en­gi­neer­ing math­e­mat­ics cat­e­gory.

TOM is a prob­lem-solv­ing program for teams of stu­dents from both pri­mary and sec­ondary years and helps de­velop di­verse skills in en­ter­prise, time man­age­ment and team work.

So­cial sci­ences team mem­ber Josie Hicks said the team was proud to be rep­re­sent­ing WA at the fi­nals in Ade­laide.

“We get to meet and com­pete against so many bril­liant and cre­ative stu­dents and de­velop many valu­able skills,” she said.

About 900 stu­dents from 62 WA schools com­peted in this year’s com­pe­ti­tion.

Tour­na­ment of Minds win­ners and fa­cil­i­ta­tors go­ing to Ade­laide.

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