Wauchope High School students shine in Da Vinci Decathlon

Wauchope High School students have done well in the Da Vinci Decathlon academic competition.

Designed to challenge and stimulate the minds of school students, it's an initiative of Knox Grammar School. On Tuesday, Charlotte Cooper, McKenna Dennis, Morrow Taplin, Jaycie Pickworth, Piper Richards, Abigail Scully, Hayley Fraser and Maya Roze participated in the competition at St Columba's in Port Macquarie.

Students compete in teams of eight across 10 disciplines: engineering, mathematics and chess, code breaking, art and poetry, science, English, ideation, creative producers, cartography and general knowledge.

The students had to think creatively, problem solve and work as a team. The Wauchope High School team competed against 24 other teams, coming first in code breaking and third in science, with an excellent overall placing of third behind Melville HS 2nd and St Paul's Kempsey 1st.

"Well done, team," said school principal Glen Sawle.