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Big Ideas Competition 2018 Finalists!

We are pleased to announce the 2018 Solutions for the Planet Big Ideas Competition Finalists.  This year, the standard of entries to the competition has been very high, and the judges had a particularly difficult time deciding on the 12 finalists.  For 2018, we added three new areas (Portsmouth, the North East and Scotland), worked with more schools than we ever have before, and had a record number of submissions.  The range of Big Ideas, the work on the business plans, and the quality of the presentations has been incredible.  Well done to all the young people who entered the competition this year!

And big congratulations to our finalists, listed below, who will be presenting their Big Ideas at the Palace of Westminster in London on Wednesday 11th July 2018!  We wish all our teachers and young people a fantastic half term, and look forward to seeing the finalists in London in July!

 

Team NameSchoolRegionBig Idea
Save Our Seas (SOS)Pudsey Grangefield SchoolNorth England & ScotlandA sea-cleaning vacuum complete with a frequency-emitting sound system to frighten away fish and prevent them being caught in the product.
Operation RecraftCorbridge Middle SchoolNorth England & ScotlandA recycling competition in school where waste is used to create beautiful sculptures and art work.
PPUCTC Kingshurst AcademyWest MidlandsA drone to collect and spread pollen to counteract the decline in bees for pollination.
Sea SaversHodge Hill CollegeWest MidlandsA campaign to make their school (and then other schools!) plastic-free.
Rent-a-BikePlashet SchoolSouth EastA rental bike scheme that uses old recycled bikes that would otherwise end up in landfill.
Cap BeastBiggar High SchoolNorth England & ScotlandA methane-capture cap for farmers’ slurry tanks and a system to re-use the methane for energy production.
Workout EnergyCams Hill SchoolSouth EastExercise equipment and gyms powered by kinetic energy.
MediPingCorpus Christi Catholic CollegeNorth England & ScotlandA medical app designed to remind young people to take and complete courses of medication.
Biomass BatteryKing James I AcademyNorth England & ScotlandA battery fuelled by algae to solve the issue of battery waste and pollution.
Turbo TurbineAlderbrook SchoolWest MidlandsA method of capturing and separating CO2 from factory chimneys and using it to generate energy using a turbine, and produce carbonic acid to sell to fizzy drinks companies.
Stop BullyingMoseley Park SchoolWest MidlandsA support website and interactive Virtual Reality game that puts the bully in the shoes of the victim.
Fish 4 FunKing Richard SchoolSouth EastAn education service focusing on teaching fishing skills to the homeless.
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