Just before half term, eight budding problem-solvers from Years 12 and 13 entered the National Future Problem Solvers competition held at Hampton School. This is an international competition which tests the ability of its competitors to find a solution to a possible future problem; this year on identity theft. Our girls were up against strong competition. Even though time constraints proved challenging, the girls rallied to complete their wonderfully creative solutions to this potential global problem.
One of our teams succeeded in gaining third place and a lovely trophy to add to their collections. The team members were Chloe, Maddie, Scarlett and Farhana. The girls had a great experience of working in a team, developing strategies, speed-reading, problem-solving and creatively thinking. We hope that these girls will have been inspired to pursue first place next year! There are divisions for younger pupils too, so Miss Parker and Mrs Adams urge any would-be problem-solvers from Years 8 and 9 to contact them if they’d like to get involved.