Destination Imagination 2017
Destination Imagination is a stimulating extracurricular activity in which students work in teams to solve challenges and present solutions in tournaments that are held annually. The teams are evaluated on thinking capacity, team work, and the design of original solutions that meet the requirements of the challenges posed to them.
Last weekend in Cartagena, at Jorge Washington School (COJOWA), this year´s competitieon was held, where students from our school (3rd, 4th and 5th graders) represented our entire community in three different categories:
- TECHNICAL CHALLENGE
The Technical Challenge prompts students to complete tasks by using engineering, research, strategic planning and related skills.
Present a show that includes an opening act and a headlining act.
Design andbuild a stage on which the acts will take place and that will move a team member from one location to another.
Enhance each act with a technical effect to amaze the audience.
Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off the team’s interest, skills, areas of strength, and talents.
- SCIENTIFIC CHALLENGE
Our Scientific Challenge blends the research and curiosity of science with the thrill and creativity of the theater arts.
Create and present a story about a secret mission.
Research and apply methods from cryptography and steganography to reveal secret messages.
Design and createa gadget that appears to be an everyday item.
Create and integrate a disguised character into the story.
Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off the team’s interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.
- We were represented by two teams in the category of «Show and Tech», achieving 1st and 2nd place.
Our third team represented us the category «Top Secret», where they were excellent ambassadors.We are very proud of their wonderful participation.The participating teams were:I Think But I Don’t Know – Top Secret
Juanita SernaJuan Alejandro Duran
María Paula Gaviria
- Big Brain Theory – Show and Tech (2nd place)
Sergio Andrés Arias
- The King Sloths – Show and Tech (1st place. can represent Colombia in the World Cup of Tennessee)
Carlos Andrés Calderón
Juan José Betancourt