Students from Year 5 and 6 in our Enrichment programme have entered the Opti-MINDS Competition to be held at Curtin University in August 2019. The Opti-MINDS Creative Sustainability Challenge (Opti-MINDS) is a programme giving the opportunity to participate in an open-ended and creative problem solving event. Students are required to form teams and participate in two separate challenges, the Long Term Challenge and the Spontaneous Challenge, which together make up the Opti-MINDS Creative Sustainability Challenge.
Teams are judged on their problem solving ability, use of sustainable practices, and creative thinking skills. The teams with the highest scores are invited to participate in the Opti-MINDS State Final, from which the highest scoring team is selected to participate in the Opti-MINDS National Final.
In May 2019 we had the privilege of Opti-MINDS presenting a workshop for those participating in the Opti-MINDS competition. We enjoyed several spontaneous team challenges and gained more understanding about the process of working as a team while thinking creativity to solve problems.