Tournament of Minds Triumph
St Andrews Green Valley continued their winning streak and became Tournament of Minds (TOM) champions again at on Sunday March 25 with our Secondary students winning a place to go on to the finals in Australia. This will be the third time that one of our school teams has won and been selected to go to Sydney! Our Primary teams also made us very proud and gained Honours, alongside St Andrews Sathorn who won one of the overall Primary challenges. A phenomenal result for the St Andrews Group of schools against so many teams from far larger schools in the region.
We entered 5 enthusiastic teams, of 7 students each, for the Tournament of Minds event on Sunday hosted by Bangkok Prep. This is a prestigious competition designed to test creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking. There were 71 teams from 21 other top international schools, competing in 4 different challenges: Language and Literature, Social Science, Maths and Engineering and Science and Technology.
The teams had all been working hard on researching and writing scripts, creating props and rehearsing presentations over the 6 weeks since the challenges were released, and they were all very excited (and a little relieved!) to be finally showing their skills.
Our Primary Language and Literature and Social Science teams were both awarded 'Honours' and medals for their performances. Congratulations and very well done to Helena, Neisha, Noah, Lenny, Yasmin, Harry and Sonje in the Language and Literature team, and Ms Emma, their facilitator, and to Lucas, Jenny, Poppy, Anna, Gosha, Opal and Flore in the Social Sciences team, and their facilitator, Ms Nicci.
Our Secondary Science and Technology team won their challenge and the chance to compete at the next level, in Australia! Huge congratulations to Munin, Preecha, Alexy, Chogoon, Chin, Pong and Victor, and their facilitator Ms Kinsella!
This year we also had two St Andrews students performing as judges; Jade and Jiwon in Year 12, having competed in the Tournament when they were younger students, they are now emminently qualified to judge in the Tournament. #GOteamGV #ProudtobeGV