A group of 33 students from The Cathedral School will travel to Brisbane this weekend to compete in the State Final of the Tournament of the Minds competition after winning five categories in the North Queensland final held in Townsville last month. They will compete against regional final winners from the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Capricornia and Far North Queensland regions.
Tournament of Minds (TOM) is a problem solving programme for teams of students. Students participating in TOM experience working in teams, effective problem-solving, thinking outside the square and the use of technology.
A team of 32 Year 10 students from The Cathedral School will travel to Brisbane this Sunday to compete in the Queensland Science and Engineering Super Challenge against seven other schools from around the state.
The team will be the only school from Townsville to compete in the state final and was awarded their spot after being crowned North Queensland Champions at the North Queensland Science and Engineering challenge held at James Cook University earlier this year.
Students at The Cathedral School will spend this week celebrating Literature Week with a series of interactive workshops with well-known Australian author Melaina Faranda.
The workshops held by Melaina will look at various aspects of the creative writing process - how to hook the audience from the beginning, how to develop character and the narrative structure.