St Andrew's College Future Problem Solving team third in the world

9 June 2024

St Andrew's College Year 9 students Alexa Collis, Alyssa Geddes, Sophie Schouten and William Nicholls with their Future Problem Solving trophy.

At the beginning of June, a group of 11 Year 8–9 ākonga travelled with Preparatory School Future Problem Solving coach, Sonia Lewis, and Preparatory School teacher Kelly McBride, to the International Future Problem Solving Competition held at Indiana University Bloomington, USA. The teams qualified in the New Zealand national finals in October 2023 while in the Preparatory School.

The Year 9 Future Problem Solving team of William Nicholls, Sophie Schouten, Genevieve Bainbridge-Smith, Alyssa Geddes, Alexa Collis (all Year 9), and Maja Clark (Year 8 leaver 2023), won third place in the world in the ‘Presentation of Action Plan’ category.

St Andrew's College Future Problem Solving coach Sonia Lewis with Year 9 students and their trophy.The Boys’ team of Cong (Zilong) Chen, Benjamin Edward, Louie Hyland, and Emmett Lawler (all Year 8) won ninth place in ‘Global Issues’ and the judges commented that they were an “exceptional team.

St Andrew's College Year 8 students Louie Hyland, Benjamin Edward Cong (Zilong) Chen and Emmett Lawler with their Future Problem Solving medals.Congratulations to our talented students for their hard work and remarkable achievements.

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