The North England Regional Finalists are….!

Congratulations to all the teams that submitted their ideas, despite all the various challenges that have happened, and continue to happen!  We’re so proud of all of you!  The 37 North England school submissions have been judged, and we have our regional finalists.

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 situation & government guidelines, be assured that we are working on alternative plans for the next stage of the programme, including remote mentoring & ‘virtual’ regional finals.

The teams that have been shortlisted in North England are:

Aqua-Tech.INC – Dixons Kings Academy
Food 4 U – Dixons Kings Academy
Hometel – Dixons Kings Academy
Vegan Challenge – St Bede’s & St Joseph’s Catholic College
ECOin – The Halifax Academy
ReBoot the climate – The Halifax Academy
Revolution – The Halifax Academy
Team Unique – life of tents – The Halifax Academy
Driving Friendly – King James 1 Academy
The 5 Helpers – King James 1 Academy
Solar Solutions – St Bede’s & St Joseph’s Catholic College
Eco Bike – Outwood Freeston Academy
EcoAir – Royds School
The Freezeboys – Kingsmeadow Community School
Aero Secure – Outwood Freeston Academy
Solar Car – Royds School
Barking Benefits – Kingsmeadow Community School
Plastic Pirates – Kingsmeadow Community School
Clean the Marine – Outwood Freeston Academy
Plastic Fisher – Royds School
Pollution Solution – Royds School
Fire Poles – Bishop Young Community Academy

“Solutions for the Planet have been delighted to continue working across Yorkshire and to return to the North East this year with the Big Ideas programme with support of business partners  Tarmac, IGEM, Mears Group and new partners Northern Gas Networks and Kongsberg Automotive. This year we worked with eight schools, Bishop Young Academy, The Halifax Academy, Dixons Kings Academy, St Bede’s and St Joseph’s Catholic College,  Outwood Academy Freeston, Royds School, King James 1 Academy and Kingsmeadow Community School with submissions from all of the schools despite the difficulties of schools closing and students working from home.

All the teams worked hard to put their business plans and presentations together with the support (sometimes remotely) of their amazing teachers. As with all regional shortlisting events, judging was a tough job, and our representatives from our business partners and industry professionals were blown away by the standard of submissions this year. “

Claire Fitton, Programme Coordinator, North England

NGN: Solutions for the Planet hold a workshop day at Royds School near Leeds, West Yorks., supported by mentors from NGN, January 13 2020.

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