We are incredibly proud of our two Future Problem Solving teams who represented New Zealand at the Future Problem Solving International Competition.
At the end of last year, these teams of Year 8s earned the right to represent NZ by winning the National finals and had all things gone to plan, they would currently be competing at the University of Massachussetts near Boston. We are grateful that FPSPI have managed to find a way for the competition to happen remotely, and this week sees the culmination of hours of research and hard work that these two teams have put in over the last six months including during their lockdown and holiday times.
On Tuesday, the Community Problem Solving Team (Sarah Cox, Isabella Donald, Amelia Frew and Beth Heywood) had their online interview with evaluators in Nebraska and on Friday morning the Global Issues team (Evelyn King, Sylvie King, Lulu O’Donnell and Xanthe Pearce) competed in their two hour lock up on the subject of Terraforming.
Both teams have put in hours of work throughout their lockdown and holidays as well as during the school term to prepare for the International competition and we could not be more proud of them. Our Global Issues ProblemSolving team did incredibly well to come 2nd in the Middle Division Presentation of Action Plan competition! This is the 17th National or International trophy our FutureProblemSolving teams have earned since 2015. Congratulations to all of these girls and to their talented and dedicated coaches, Bridget Compton-Moen, Greg Pearce and Adele Staples.