Ficino students engineering and problem-solving race!

Two teams of our Year 7 & 8 students represented Ficino School at the EPro8 Challenge.  The challenge was born in Wellington in 2015 with events and participation spreading through the North Island this year. The teams were selected after students competed in practices challenges at school.

The EPro8 Challenge is a competition – an engineering and problem-solving race.  Equipped with a workstation comprised of different parts and equipment (and their own brains!) teams compete to finish a series of challenges; the harder the challenge, the more points a team can earn.

It was a gripping event for the Lords (our Year 8 team) – they were in 9th position before swooping in with a gigantic leap to 2nd = in the final minutes of the competition!   The Ariels (our Year 7 team) were in 1st and 2nd place for most of the competition before finishing in a very respectable 5th place.

The Lords (comprised of Pearl Tucker, Dougal Rutherford-Levien, William Wildash and Ella Liang) are eligible to enter the semi-finals in November.  We wish them the all the very best!