Scotland pipped England to enter a team from the UK, but, as the team explain on their blog, this didn’t put a stop to a determined entry from St Paul’s:
The fact that Scotland is holding its own national competition, the winner of which will represent Scotland, makes it all the more remarkable that the UK has been allocated an additional place (ie, us) — albeit as official reserve. But all is not lost, as we are still permitted to build the CanSat for a possible launch if one of the other teams drop out. We will push ourselves further than expected to succeed. If we build a truly brilliant CanSat (which we will), then there is a very good chance that it will be launched at the Andøya Rocket Range, Norway. … Key dates coming up include the teachers’ workshop in Noordwijk, and we are currently working on a presentation to present there in order to inform those who don’t know us as a team as to who we are and what our proposal entails.