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Success in the Da Vinci Decathlon

Year 8 students with ACT Regionals

MacKillop’s Year 8 Da Vinci Decathlon team has taken out the ACT Region competition and will represent the ACT at the National Finals in September.
The Da Vinci Decathlon is an academic competition designed to challenge and stimulate the minds of school students. Students compete across 10 disciplines: engineering, mathematics, code breaking, art and poetry, science, English, ideation, creative producers, cartography and legacy. 
The ACT Region competition was held at Canberra Grammar School in Week 3 of Term 2.
The Year 8 team won several disciplines on its way to finishing as the overall winner, while the Year 7 team achieved to place 1st in the Engineering category. The Year 9 team also performed strongly.
We congratulate all three teams and wish our Year 8s the best of luck at Nationals.

15 May, 2023

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