Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Odyssey of the Mind
Luke's team of seven students from the Langley Fine Arts School recently won gold medals at the Odyssey of the Mind B.C. Provincial Championships. Their win provides them with the opportunity to travel to Ames, Iowa for the World Finals Competition from May 24th – May 28th. Teams from more than twenty nations attend this phenomenal event which embodies the spirit of international creativity.
The Odyssey of the Mind teaches students creative problem-solving methods while having fun in the process. Students learn how to think divergently by identifying the real challenge in problems without limiting the possible solutions and their potential success. They learn to work together and develop team-building skills while finding solutions to open-ended problems that appeal to a wide range of interests. This creative problem-solving process rewards inventive thinking so often seen in gifted children.
Luke's team is made up of seven boys between the ages of eight and eleven. This is their first time working together and their first time entering the Odyssey of the Mind competition. These students will represent Langley, British Columbia and Canada at this world event and they deserve the chance to interact with other bright minds to compete in the area in which they excel.
For more information about the World Finals, visit the website at http://www.odysseyofthemind.com/wf2006/default.php
If anyone has any good ideas for fundraising lots of money in a short period of time let me know. They will be leaving on May 24th.