Colyton sixth form students succeed at Space Apps Challenge

PUBLISHED: 16:00 16 July 2017 | UPDATED: 09:26 19 July 2017

Sixth form students at the Space Apps Challenge.

Sixth form students at the Space Apps Challenge.

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Students from Colyton Grammar School has a successful time in a recent challenge.

Sixth form students at the Space Apps Challenge. Sixth form students at the Space Apps Challenge.

Two teams of two sixth form students from Colyton Grammar School entered a recent Space Apps Challenge, which was held at the Met Office in Exeter, in which they completed one of twenty tasks designed to improve their problem solving skills.

It was part an event that occurs over 48 hours in cities around the world.

One challenge was to create crew-friendly designs for a habitat and/or its multi-use furniture, to be used for isolation studies on Earth that are ‘researching the environmental and human dimensions of life on another planet’.

Year 12 student Alex Wood took part in the challenge and said: “It was really interesting and great fun to be surrounded by people who have access to exciting computer programs and to be working with scientists with experience and expertise.”

One of the two teams was ‘highly commended’ by the organisers, and the other team was one of two winners for their coding work into a ‘forest fires challenge’.

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