A team of Year 8 students from Selwyn House School has been awarded First Place in the International Future Problem Solving (FPS) Competition for their “Presentation of Action Plan” (Junior Division), as well as earning the Fan Favourite Prize for their video presentation.
FPS is an international competition in which students are challenged to use creative thinking skills to develop innovative solutions to global challenges. This year the students tackled the complex subject of neurotechnology.
The Year 8 Selwyn House team of Anneliese, Phoebe, Sneha and Tilly qualified for the international competition after being crowned National Champions in the Year 7 Division last year. For the second year in a row, the competition was held virtually due to the pandemic, meaning that the girls were unable to travel to the United States to compete. However, the team made the most of the opportunity they had and represented Selwyn House and New Zealand with pride.
FPS develops skills in creative problem solving, teamwork, written and oral communication, and higher-level critical thinking skills that will help them deal with problems of global magnitude as well as those on a more personal level.
Selwyn House has achieved much success in the competition over a number of years, including 23 national and international placings since 2015.