South East Regional Final 2018!

South East Regional Final: 21st May 2018
The South East Regional Final took place at the Museum of London on the 21st of May.

We had 10 amazing teams from 5 schools –  Greenacre Academy, Longfield Academy, Plashet School, Quwwat-ul-Islam Girls’ School and Stratford School Academy. On our judging panel we had Sarah Milburn (West Midlands Programme Coordinator) from S4TP; Andrew Skeet ( HR Regional Manager) and James West (HR Regional Manager) from our business partner Tarmac; Pamela Goee (Head of Community) from our business partner SGN; and guest judges Aimée, co-founder of Project Kitchen Table and Foteini Aravani, Curator at the Museum of London.

After presentations our teams were treated to a talk about the Fatberg! Exhibition at the Museum of London.  Teams then took part in a short workshop to test out another of our Climate-KIC visual tools.

The team that came in third place was Eco Marines, from Greenacre Academy.  This team wanted to tackle the problem of plastic pollution in the oceans and were inspired to adapt existing drones to collect waste.  They had also created a game downloadable in an app which allowed you to collect waste and avoid sea creatures.

In second place was Kitchen Kreators, from Quwwat-ul-Islam Girls’ School.  They wanted to encourage young people to learn life skills by running cooking classes using waste food.

And the judges awarded first place to Rent-A-Bike from Plashet School, who will be going to the Palace of Westminster to the National Final!  Their entry focused on creating a rental bike scheme that used old recycled bikes that would otherwise end up in landfill.  The judges were impressed that the team had a unique take on the existing concept of cycle schemes.

This is my first year seeing these regional finals take place and I am incredibly proud of all the teams. I feel honoured to have witnessed the journey they have been on with their ideas.  Remember, that whatever the outcome, all teams should be proud of the work they have put into them. All of us at S4TP really hope that everyone continues to work on their projects.

Written by: Charlotte Hosier, S4TP Programme Coordinator, South East

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