Clever Kane too smart for nation's best young brains
BOAMBEE Public School student Kane Perrie has all the proof he needs to show he is a pretty clever young fellow.
Kane, 12, has beaten the best young brains around the state by winning a national art competition judged by university professors for drawing a masterpiece inspired by the human brain.
Teacher Trent Doyle said first place against 400 entrants Australia-wide earned $1000 towards teaching aids for his school and Kane is the toast of his classmates.
"Kane was the only first place winner from NSW,” Trent said.
"The art competition was part of Brain Awareness Week, which runs world-wide each March to increase public awareness of brain research.”
Run by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function, primary school students were required to create an artwork inspired by the thought: 'I use my brain to...'
Researcher scientists Drs Rania Masri and Natalie Zeater presented Kane with a brainy prize pack at a school assembly and then engaged students in a range of fun activities to demonstrate how our brains work.