Eco team win place in national final

Raincliffe solutions team'Raincliffe School's solutions for the planet team who qualified for the  final in London'From left,Tom Cooper,Juliette Green,Kyle Chadwick and Charlotte Deller.'Picture by Neil Silk  1128101'17/07/11
Raincliffe solutions team'Raincliffe School's solutions for the planet team who qualified for the final in London'From left,Tom Cooper,Juliette Green,Kyle Chadwick and Charlotte Deller.'Picture by Neil Silk 1128101'17/07/11

A GROUP of Scarborough pupils spent the day in London after making it through to the finals of a ‘planet saving’ competition.

The team of four students from Raincliffe School won fourth place in the national Solutions for the Planet contest.

They first entered the competition in Leeds where they had to make a presentation on their plans for a solution to save the planet.

The year nine pupils made it through the regional finals in Hull, before winning a place at the finals in Westminster.

Their idea was to send aid packs to people working on tips in Kenya; a scheme they are continuing to pursue even after the competition.

Raincliffe School’s ability gifted and talent co-ordinator Tina Armstrong said: “The competition was very fierce at the finals but they did a brilliant job getting fourth place.

“They absolutely loved the whole thing and have worked solidly in the run up to the finals.

“I am extremely proud of them.”