2nd place for Pinewood- Hellenic Young Naturalist Tournament


On Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th of June six Pinewood Students participated in the 1st Hellenic Young Naturalists Tournament which took place to select the best teams to represent Greece in the International Young Naturalists Tournament (IYNT) that was set to take place in St Petersburg, Russia in August. 

Christos Kalemkeris (Grade 8), John Potsis (Grade 9), Alisa Otchertsova, Anna Arsenou, Kelly Hu and Pavlos Pascharoudis (Grade 10) have been working all year on scientific problems set by the IYNT organizers. This included many lab hours, lots of data analysis and finally putting together presentations. 

Led by team captain Kelly Hu, our students participated in three ‘science fights’ where they played the roles of reporter (presenting their work), opponent (analysing and critiquing the work of another team) and reviewer (summarizing the performance of two teams who had played the reporter and opponent roles). 

Pinewood qualified for the final science fight where they showed exceptional teamwork and succeeded in taking the Silver medal, only missing the Gold medal by one point! 

We congratulate our students on their focus and dedication to science,

Special Thanks to Dr. Maria Karaveli and Dr. Clare Squires, our science teacher for their supevision and management. 

The “team captains” of all the teams who participated this year in the Hellenic YNT tournament were asked to make a short video about their experience in the tournament.

Our team captain Kelly Hu (G10 student), is  talking about her experience. Click here for her video.

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