Christ’s College wins da Vinci Decathlon challenge

20 May 2024

Navigating challenges in mathematics, cartography, English, science, code breaking, art and poetry, ideation, engineering, creative producers, and legacy, Christ’s College has won the Year 9 section of the highly competitive da Vinci Decathlon.

In all, the boys have tackled 10 disciplines in one action-packed day of collaboration, creativity, and competition.

Hosted by College and organised by Head of Advanced Learning Emma Bracken, the da Vinci Decathlon continues to evolve and grow, drawing together individual skills, and challenging agile minds and quick thinkers.

Launched in Sydney, it attracts thousands of students in Australia, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand who soon understand and appreciate the power of the collective mind.

The top Year 9 team features Daniel Zhang, Nitin Keswani, Charlie Wilson, Lucas Hu, Guy Boissard, Sean Ma, Tim Zhao, and Joshua Padayachee, along with reserve George Greig.

The College Year 11 team – featuring William Butler, Ericsson Ye, Bill Li, Justin Wang, JJ Wada, Peter Beasley, Noah Kingston, Max Durkin, and Charlie de Costobadie (reserve)
– has topped the legacy and cartography sections.

Meanwhile, the Year 10 team – featuring Felix Liu, Sebastian Wynn Thomas, Alex Johnstone, Sean Zhang, Lucas Zhang, Ollie Trollip, Lucas Zhong, Gus Elworthy, and Jack Gorrie (reserve) – has also stepped up to the challenge.

Burnside High School has won the overall Year 10 title while St Thomas of Canterbury College has claimed the Year 11 title.