Last week, three Year 9 students attended the national finals of the TeenTech Awards, a competition entered by over 1400 students across the UK. The three students – Jeyhan M, Nadia Z and Elika D – were finalists in the ‘Safety and Security’ category, and were accompanied by Mr Grossman to the Institute of Engineering and Technology in the heart of London. Their proposal to create an easy to use smart watch specifically designed for elderly and vulnerable people and those with dementia, to help keep them safe, happy and healthy was well received by the judges, who described it as “loveable and admirable”, and “a bold idea”.
The students had a wonderful experience, hearing from experts in the fields of Science, Technology and Engineering, talking about their ideas with the judges, and meeting students from schools all over the UK. Unfortunately, Team ‘Safety Altogether’ weren’t the overall winners in their category, but they did receive a special award for ‘Thinking Big and Bold’, and in true Channing style, they spread kindness and joy (and cupcakes!) wherever they went. We are incredibly proud of them and everyone who took part in TeenTech this year, and look forward to continued success with next year’s cohort