Hutchins wins the International da Vinci Decathlon in Italy
The International da Vinci Decathlon is held every two years in Italy and this year Hutchins was fortunate to be invited for the first time. Competing against teams from Australia, Scotland and India, the competition is a diverse and academically challenging event that is designed to challenge students in the ten disciplines of English, Mathematics, Science, Ideation, Engineering, Creative Producers, Art and Poetry, Codebreaking, General Knowledge, and Spelling.
The Hutchins teams of Ben Boman (Year 10), Mark Elkerton (Year 10), Ben Tassell (Year 10), Harry Sillifant (Year 10), Jamie King (Year 9), Seth Homfray (Year 9), Leo Wang (Year 9), Jasper Osgerby (Year 9), and Ben Horsham (Year 10), Ben Davie (Year 10), Max Baldock (Year 10), Andrew Gregg (Year 10), Jake Wilkinson (Year 10), Jack Carr (Year 10), Hugh Saxby (Year 9) and Thomas Jetson (Year 11) jetted off to Rome on Saturday 21 September 2019 with Ms Cath Hogan and Mrs Giovanna Padas.
The exciting highlights included tours of the Vatican, Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps in Rome; Pompeii, Sienna and the leaning tower in Pisa; Venice and the Leonardo da Vinci inventions museum; the Secret passages of the Palazzo Vecchio and the Academia Museum in Florence and of course the competition itself on the final days of the trip.
Hutchins won the competition overall, which was an outstanding achievement. Congratulations to all the boys but especially the team of Ben Horsham, Ben Davie, Max Baldock, Andrew Gregg, Jake Wilkinson, Jack Carr, Hugh Saxby and Thomas Jetson who are the current titleholders of the Year 9/10 International da Vinci event.