Avatars and timing machines were on the minds of students from Blaxland High School on Sunday, August 25 at UWS Kingswood where the Regional Sydney West Tournament of Minds challenge took place.
More than 400 students from 31 high schools and primary schools throughout the Sydney west region met on the three metre square to announce a solution to the challenge.
Weirdly shaped spiralling timing devices as well as avatars gathering shards to fill the triangle of self-acceptance were part of the performance. Blaxland High School entered two teams.
The maths engineering team received tournament honours for their timing device and the applied technology team won their discipline with a creative response to what avatars represent in today’s electronic worlds.
Tournament of Minds takes place across Australia. Sydney west has the largest number of schools in the competition.
Over a six week period the student not only provide a solution to the challenge but write a script, create costumes and multimedia presentations as well as organise a dramatic presentation of their solution.