14 Dec 2010

Problem solver

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:22 pm on 14 December 2010

Some students at Cobham Intermediate School in Christchurch have a problem. A $36,000 problem. You see a team from the South Island's biggest intermediate school is trying to raise money to attend the Future Problem Solving World Competition in La Crosse Wisconsin next year. The Cobham Intermediate team is developing a bit of a dynasty at the global competition. This will be the third consecutive year the school has represented New Zealand. They came in first in 2009 and were placed second this year. To raise money for their trip, the Future Problem Solvers have come up with a way to solve a problem people in Christchurch know all too well.