No nerves for Perth Modern champions

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Westernopinion -

THE Perth Modern School all-girl team has won the WA Aus­tralian Brain Bee Chal­lenge.

The chal­lenge, which is a neu­ro­science com­pe­ti­tion for Year 10 stu­dents, was held at UWA and is de­signed to in­crease aware­ness and dis­pel mis­con­cep­tions about neu­ro­log­i­cal ill­nesses.

Af­ter suc­cess­fully com­plet­ing round one, an on­line quiz in school, the team was in­vited to rep­re­sent their school in the state fi­nal.

Team mem­ber Emily Tang also placed sec­ond in WA dur­ing the in­di­vid­ual rounds of the chal­lenge.

The 15-year-old said it was great to be a part of the event.

“We put our knowl­edge to the test on a wide range of top­ics, in­clud­ing the ner­vous sys­tem, in­tel­li­gence, mem­ory, emo­tions, sleep and neu­ro­log­i­cal dis­eases against strong com­peti­tors from other schools,” she said.

“Im­mersed in the world of neu­ro­science, all of us in the team agreed that the Aus­tralian Brain Bee Chal­lenge was a valu­able and in­sight­ful ex­pe­ri­ence.”

The team won a stere­omi­cro­scope for their school.

Emily Tang, Swarna Ga­jen­dran, Kimberley Tay and Senuri Liyan­age took part in the Brain Bee Chal­lenge.

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