P.E.I. students compete in Destination Imagination finals in Knoxville
Competition focuses on science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics
Seven intermediate students from Gulf Shore Consolidated School and Stonepark Intermediate School competed against schools from Canada, the U.S. and 14 other countries.
Destination Imagination has students form teams and take on challenges that focus on science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.
Two students from Gulf Shore competed in an improv challenge, taking 25th place out of 62 teams.
"At first it was very overwhelming, but it was really fun because you also got to meet all these people from different cultures and different backgrounds who all came together and created difference solutions to many challenges," said 12-year-old Neleah Lavoie, a Grade 7 student at Gulf Shore Consolidated School.
In case you couldn't be there, here's one of our Destination Imagination team challenges at <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/globalfinals16?src=hash">#globalfinals16</a> <a href="https://t.co/LgRB7euIiL">https://t.co/LgRB7euIiL</a>—@EducationPEI
"It was a great experience," said 14-year-old Gulf Shore student Kaitlyn MacNeill.
"I got to learn a lot about sciences, technology different strategies and logic."
Amazing performance by 5th Imapact!! <a href="https://twitter.com/stoneparkschool">@stoneparkschool</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/PEIPKiley">@PEIPKiley</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/DougCurrie">@DougCurrie</a> <a href="https://t.co/9DWSdHIKmZ">pic.twitter.com/9DWSdHIKmZ</a>—@chris17amber
Five students from Stonepark Intermediate School in Charlottetown competed in the structural challenge.
The school's team created a structure that weighed only 172 grams that supported 985 pounds of weight.
Stonepark student Cailyn MacAulay said the competition taught the students how to think outside the box.
"It was an amazing experience," said MacAulay.
The team placed 54th out of 70 teams.
Behind the scenes at Destination Imagination <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GlobalFinals16?src=hash">#GlobalFinals16</a> with our two teams of PEI students. <a href="https://t.co/GdthR03L3c">pic.twitter.com/GdthR03L3c</a>—@EducationPEI
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