SOCIAL science is rarely a secondary subject in which boys dominate - or even get involved with.
The Ipswich Grammar School's all-boys team will contest the Tournament of Minds Australasian Pacific Finals in Perth on Saturday, however, and are winning over the girls.
Master in charge Natalie Horrobin said three of the boys had been in the winning team last year.
"It's a problem-solving that culminates in a 10-minute performance. Success comes down to the team's work and dynamics," she said.
"For regional competitions, they work with a $75 budget. Everything has to be made by them, like backdrops, costumes.
"They have to come up with a script and present it."
The competitors are aged from 12-16 years.
Their trip to Perth will cost $1400 each for travel and accommodation and sponsorship is urgently sought.
Team member Jordan Edwards said the social science contest dealt with issues in society, like politics and economics.
"In the past we've done topics like recycling and microchipping," he said.
"It's a good confidence-builder. You learn to put yourself out there."
Potential sponsors should phone 38139600 for details.