Students Qualify for National Final of SATRO Competition

Last week two teams of the Practical Problem Solving Club took part in the SATRO Problem Solving challenge. This was an engineering competition between schools in this region in which each team had to design a structure to solve a particular task and then build it using simple materials, all in an hour and a half. Similar age groups competed against one another, and the Key Stage 3 team performed commendably, working well as a team and achieving the remit of the task. The Key Stage 4 team, consisting of Year 11 students, showed similar harmonious cooperation in their construction efforts. They met the requirements of the task so well that they finished in second place. As this was one of five regional heats, they have now qualified for the national final in Cobham in a few weeks’ time. We wish them well.