Title Dumfries and Galloway Schools Take on the Da Vinci Challenge Degree of recognition National Media name/outlet www.dgwgo.com Media type Web Country United Kingdom Date 1/10/14 Description Teams from 9 Dumfries and Galloway secondary schools will be competing in the da Vinci Decathlon from 7 to 9 October 2014. The winners will represent Dumfries and Galloway in an international da Vinci Decathlon in Milan.
In a residential event, held over 2 days on the Crichton Campus, with ovenight stays at the Holiday Inn, in Dumfries, teams of 8 pupils (S2 to S4) will face 10 different challenges covering topics that Leonardo da Vinci excelled at. These include engineering, maths, code breaking, philosophy, science, art and poetry, cartography, literature, and drama. There is also a general knowledge component.
The schools competing are Annan Academy, Dalbeattie High School, Douglas Ewart High School, Dumfries Academy, Dumfries High School, Sanquhar Academy, St Joseph’s College, Stranraer Academy, and Wallacehall Academy.
The da Vinci Decathlon was established by Knox Grammar School in Sydney, Australia. The school wanted a project to challenge students in a creative way, beyond the classroom, without formal assessment. The challenge reached Scotland through a teacher exchange between Dalbeattie High School and Knox Grammar School in 2012. The challenges devised, inspired by Leonardo da Vinci, were seen to be so successful that the concept grew, with the programme spreading throughout the state, across Australia, then internationally with Dalbeattie High School participating in the first international challenge in Milan, Italy, in 2013.
URL https://www.dgwgo.com/regional-news/dumfries-galloway-schools-take-da-vinci-challenge/ Persons John Lockhart
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