LAST Tuesday a group of eight enthusiastic Year 6 students from Sapphire Coast Anglican College (SCAC) travelled to Canberra to take part in the annual da Vinci Decathlon held at Canberra Grammar School.
This event draws the best and brightest from schools in Canberra and the local region.
This year was the biggest ever, with 51 teams competing in over ten events.
The events included cartography, drama, mathematics, code breaking, philosophy, spelling, English and literature, poetry and arts, engineering and general knowledge.
The students were full of confidence throughout the day, finding many categories easy and felt they were able to hold their own among so many of Canberra's best.
SCAC students scored well in mathematics, philosophy and general knowledge.
They were placed fourth in engineering with a magnificent bridge structure that impressed the judges, and the most exciting result was a first in code breaking.
These were wonderful results for their second year of competing in the challenge.
SCAC Head of Junior School Laura Austin was extremely proud of her students.
Not only did the students place well, but their team work, good sportsmanship and overall behaviour and courtesy, made them stand out with other staff and parents at the event.