Tournament of Minds

In term three, Marsden entered three year 7 and 8 teams into the annual Tournament of Minds competition. The competition consisted of a long term challenge which the teams spent several weeks on, and a spontaneous challenge, which they had to solve there. These, and the prize giving, were hosted at Hutt Intermediate School. The challenges tested their creativity, teamwork and performance skills. Team 1 entered the Maths and Engineering, and Teams 3 & 4 entered the Social Science section, where there was a considerably large amount of entrants. All the teams did very well, with special mention to Team 1. Just missing out on nationals, they came runner-up with honours in their age group. Thank you to all the parents and teachers who helped the girls. - Leila Barber