Little Britain OMers get creative at this year's Odyssey regionals

Little Britain OMers get creative at this year's Odyssey regionals

Little Britain sent two teams to this year's Odyssey of the Mind Region 5 tournament on Saturday, and a great time was had by all. 

Odyssey is an intellectual contest of creativity, resourcefulness, mental acuity and expression, with a focus on a team approach to creative problem. Themed problems are divided into five categories including both long-term and spontaneous problems. The long-term problems are prepared ahead of time as performances by each team.

We experienced innovative, inspiring performances from all of our Washingtonville students at this year's Odyssey," said Little Britain Principal Christopher Barrie. "Credit is due to our students and advisors for the time it took to solve a problem, design a solution, and modify when needed. We are very proud of everyone's accomplishments!"

This year, Little Britain competed in Problem #1 and Primary.

Coach Bosi and her team took on "Problem 1: Pirates & Treasure." The challenges were to sail a pirate ship to a far-off island to recover treasure for the Queen. Along with the voyage, the team must also create and battle a sea monster, have their own pirate captain, flag, and song. 

"Ahoy! Our OMers found their treasure," said Coach Bosi. "The students built their ship in a LEGO style, also measuring and cutting parts of its frame from PVC pipes and gluing them together."

Meanwhile, Coach Veach and her Primary Team prepared their sketch for their problem, "Dinos on Parade." Students had to discover a new dinosaur, experience existing dinos, and share part of their paleontology adventure.

Team member Avery Bowe summed things up for her team as they prepared to enter the performance space.

"I am 100% nervous, but 100% excited," she said!

Congratulations to both teams on their excellent performances and ingenuity. 

Here's a look at this weekend's competitors, and you can see even more images from Saturday -- including Little Britain performances -- on our FACEBOOK PAGE!









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