Tournament of Minds (TOM) is a problem solving program for teams of students from both primary and secondary years. Tournament’s aim is to enhance the potential of our youth by developing diverse skills, enterprise, time management, and the discipline to work collaboratively within a challenging and competitive environment.

They are required to solve demanding, open-ended challenges from several disciplines: The Arts, Science/Technology/Engineering/Maths, Languages/Literacy, Social Sciences

President Quentin welcomed a special visit from six delightful youngsters (Team Kevin) from the Royal Oak Intermediate School along with their teachers, parents and supporters who presented a report after participating in the TOM competition at the Australian National University, Canberra (our Club part sponsored pupils travel and accommodation).

The TOM competition involved Teams of Australian and Kiwi pupils from Primary and Intermediate level who are given an open-ended challenge and the briefest of instructions, to come up with a solution. After a specific time, the team then must, in 10-minutes, present their challenge solution to a panel of judges, and explain how they completed their task.

The trip was not all work and there was also time to explore the sights and sounds of Australia’s attractive Federal Capital.

Team “Kevin” presented President Quentin a very nice thank you card and note to the Club for its support.