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18 October, 2021

Awards galore for Back Plains SS

Many Back Plains State School students were all smiles last Friday afternoon at their assembly as a few groups took home awards from the regional Opti-MINDS competition and one student won a QSuper competition.


The team of Zoey, Georgie, Leo, Jed and Tori received Honours in Division 1 of the Science Engineering category.

The Opti-MINDS Creative Sustainability Challenge is an inclusive team challenge which empowers participants to think, create and communicate. 

The Back Plains students participated in Division I, which is for years P-6.

Teams are required to work together on a Long Term Challenge for up to six weeks
without assistance from anyone outside the team.

Students had ten minutes to present the product of their ideas to a panel of judges and an audience on Challenge Day. 

The teams must also participate in an unseen Spontaneous Challenge on Opti-MINDS Day, which requires a rapid interchange of ideas and the ability to think effectively, creatively, and well-developed group cooperation skills.


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