Schools from across Berkshire enjoyed an exciting day trying out the very latest technology from search and rescue cameras to the dna mapping of fruit and veg. Working alongside some of the UK’s most talented engineers and scientists, they also took part in a series of challenges.
The SeaVision Challenge
Winners : Forest School ‘B’ in 1 min 12.47
Runners up: Charters ‘A’ in 1 min 12.33
The JVC Tech Quiz
Winner: Alex Davis from St Bartholomew’s School
The Innovation Zone – Design An App Challenge
We’re lucky enough to have two of the UKs best app designers, Dave Addey and Justyn Spooner from Agant leading this challenge which is fiercely competitive. It was hard to decide on the winners but here they are:
Best Icon Design
The Ideas Wall
The wall is always crammed with ideas at the end of the day but at Ascot, it was covered by 10am and we had to move to other walls to hold all the ideas. The wall was judged by a group of successful local entrepreneurs led by Marshal Leopold , who singled out three winners who each took home an ipod and were also promised a visit to their school by one of the entrepreneurs to show their entire class how to take an idea from post it note to start up company.
But at the presentation, Marshall said he wanted to commend NINE winners. Three young people were given ‘special mentions’ for having ideas which Marshall knew were already in development. He promised to arrange for the CEOs of those companies to go into their schools to talk about how they had successfully developed very similar concepts.
And three runners up were chosen because Marshall felt they were all likely to become real products within the next five years. Again, the winners will receive school visits from an entrepreneur to help them see how you decide whether or not an idea has ‘legs’.
Fatima – Reading Girls’ School ‘A system where you use your thumb print instaed of a credit, bus or ID card’
Jake – Kennet School, ‘an app that diagnoses illness like cancer, picking up the location of a tumour by radio waves’
Liberty, Edgebarrow School. ‘ Holograms which allow you to switch your outfit to save time shopping’
Lucy, Reading Girls
Louis – Ranelagh School, ‘Regrow lost limbs by injecting stem cells into the severed limb”
Anish – Forest School,’5D – you can also smell it’
Jamie – Kennet School, ‘Handheld MRI scanners, which can connet to a wireless pc. MRI scanners take up a whole room and this cannot be transported to third world countries as they do not have enough money’
Sarah – Charters School, ‘Shoes with heaters so that in the winter you can have warm feet’
Liberty, Edgebarrow, ‘No-one likes to dry after a shower, so just press a button to heat up inside the shower like a hairdryer’