Tournament of Minds by Amberley & Lauren



The Tournament of Minds is a school-based competitive programme available throughout Australia and other countries. Tournament of Minds (TOM) offers teams of primary and secondary students the opportunity to solve authentic, open-ended challenges that foster creative, diverse thinking whilst developing collaborative enterprise, excellence and teamwork.


Challenges are set in the following disciplines; The Arts, Language and Literature, Social Sciences and STEM. This year, due to Covid-19, the challenge had to be altered to comply with regulations. Instead of presenting the challenge in front of live audience, Students were now asked to submit a video presentation instead.


"We are all proud of each other and our finished product. This took a lot of teamwork and compromises, but we still all had a great time. Definitely doing it next year! "

This year’s challenge was a super challenge that covered all disciplines. Our group decided to mainly focus on the arts as we were all passionate about music and drama. Our group consisted of Ryley Wastell, Amberley Milne, Lauren Cronin, Zavier Noonan, Emily Battista, Declan Tilbrook and Conlan Bailey.


After presenting many ideas to the group, we decided to go with a yellow brick road parody, which entailed altering it to fit under our groups chosen theme, the “sauce” of music.


After weeks of planning and scriptwriting, we set out to create costumes and begin filming. It was really great to be able to use the media room, green screens and cameras provided by the school! We obtained extra points for using a large variety of technology.


Our final result was a High Distinction, which is the highest honour you can receive. We are all proud of each other and our finished product. This took a lot of teamwork and compromises, but we still all had a great time. Definitely doing it next year!


Story by Amberley Milne & Lauren Cronin.

Video by Ryley Wastell, Amberley Milne, Lauren Cronin, Zavier Noonan, Emily Battista, Declan Tilbrook and Conlan Bailey.


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