The North East Engineering Leaders Award, funded by The Reece Foundation, and supported by the Discovery Museum, invites pupils from Primary and Secondary schools in the north-east of England to be inspired by an engineer from a local industry. They can then apply an engineer’s eye to the world and identify problems in need of solving. When they have settled on their idea, they draw and annotate it, making clear what the problem is and their unique solution to it.
Three of our students won awards; Christopher Simpson (Year 8) invented ‘The NFC Lock,’ a phone app that once opened on your phone will unlock doors by way of a tap on the side of the look. James Stanley (Year 9) devised ‘The Collar Messenger’ which is designed to send dog owners a text message if their pet wanders more than 100 metres from home; the chip being housed in the dog’s collar. Thomas Proybn (Year 9) came up with the ingenious ‘iTile’ which embedded in classroom ceiling's would act as individual projectors for every student allowing easier interaction. Well done to all three students, three fabulous ideas! More information about the three inventions can be found here - http://leadersaward.com/secondary/north-east/
Good luck to students who will be taking part in the competition this year!