Scots All Saints College hosted the first ever da Vinci Decathlon competition in the Central West on Wednesday and Thursday for students eager to put their knowledge to the test.
Over 250 students from across the Central West competed against each other in a series of mind-bending challenges inspired by the work of legendary polymath Leonardo da Vinci.
"The decathlon sees teams of 8 working furiously together to come up with creative and intuitive solutions to various problems," da Vinci Decathlon co-ordinator Karen Yager said.
Students from Years 5 to 8 participated in the event.
Since the first decathlon at Sydney's Knox Grammar School in 2002, it has gained an international following, with around 16,000 students participating worldwide.
Incoming Scots All Saints College headmaster John Weeks, who is the former head of Knox Grammar, said the event is an exciting new prospect for students in the Central West.
"The decathlon allows students to work off each other's strengths," Mr Weeks said.