Tim Hume excels at Earth Science Olympiad in Brazil

A PROUD MOMENT: Tim Hume, from Mansfield Secondary College, carries the Australian flag into the opening ceremony of the Earth Science Olympiad, watched by fellow students.

MANSFIELD Secondary College school captain Tim Hume returned from Brazil last week, with yet another accolade in his chosen field of science.

Tim represented Australia at the UNESCO-sanctioned International Earth Science Olympiad held in Pocos de Caldos, Brazil, and was one of three Australian students who came home with medals, putting them in the top echelon of earth and environmental science students in the world.

A gold medal was won by Zoe Thompson from Sydney’s Redlands School and silver by Tim and Sacha Mann from Girton Grammar School, Bendigo.

The silver awards put Sacha and Tim in the top 30 per cent of earth science students in the world.

The Australian students individually sat gruelling practical and theory exams, spanning all areas of earth sciences, including geology, geophysics, meteorology, oceanography, astronomy and environmental science.

It is the toughest competition of its kind in the world for secondary school students.

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