01 March 2017
Lower Sixth students come 2nd in international Global Issues Problem Solving (GIPS) competition
On February 10, two teams of four students participated in a competition known as Global Issues Problem Solving. Teams are given an imagined future scenario and use a six-step problem solving process to determine a focal underlying problem and an action plan detailing how the identified problem will be solved. One team was made up of four Year 10 students: Sophie Fujiwara, Noor Mansuri, Sofia Balk and Rhiannon Durant. The other team was made up of four Lower Sixth students: Christy Liu, Martha Tin, Stephanie Ho and myself, Zoe Fujiwara. In the end, the Year 10 team came 5th and the Lower Sixth team came 2nd, which qualifies us to attend an International Conference to be held in Wisconsin (USA). The competition was an insightful and fulfilling experience. We look forward to continuing to work together in our teams next year.