Nine gifted Years 7, 8 and 9 students accepted their nominations to represent The Glennie School at the BRAINways Education QUEST 2020 challenge hosted by The University of Southern Queensland. Sunaina Kapoor, Freya Statham, Kate Leis, Amy Forknall, Stephanie Fernando, Dulini Dewage, Rheanca Lincoln, Sophie Fleming and Zoe Waters used their abilities in creativity, problem solving and teamwork to achieve some outstanding results at the QUEST.
Six teams (three of which were from Glennie) used their first day of the ‘Connections’ themed Challenge to read and absorb as much information in the Humanities workbooks focussing on values, Science workbooks focussing on imagination and Maths workbooks focussing on networks and linear equations.
On the second day of the Challenge the girls utilised their newfound knowledge to create posters, compile stories and analyse equations. Here are just a few observations made by the girls:
“It was interesting, most of the concepts we learned were beyond my year level teachings. I proudly told my teacher about my newfound skills,” said Sunaina.
“I found the challenges fun and it was great to learn new concepts,” said Rheanca.
“The QUEST was filled with laughter and learning, after all our hard work we are very excited to compete in the upcoming States,” said Sophie.
At the conclusion of the QUEST, Rheanca, Sophie and Zoe, our Year 9 team, won and will now progress to the State competition to take place at UQ this weekend. We wish them all the best.
Sunaina, Freya and Kate, our Year 7 team, came second and Amy, Stephanie and Dulini in our Year 8 team placed fourth overall. Congratulations girls, your academic talent is something to be admired.
Mrs Tracey Kessels
Development Officer - Marketing