Six Hanoi high school students will compete in the 11th International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) in Argentina from December 2-11.

The municipal Department of Education and Training announced the six contestants on September 23.

The students, from the Hanoi-Amsterdam and Chu Van An High Schools, were selected after passing a two-round competitive examination organised by the department.

This is the fifth year the department has been tasked with setting up a national team participating in the annual event, which offers a playground for students good at natural science subjects such as physics, chemistry and biology.

Last year, the Vietnamese team won one gold and five silver medals at the competition.-VNA