On Thursday 10th June our teams from schools across South England attended the third day of the Big Ideas Competition 2021 Regional Finals!
This year, the teams presented their Big Ideas virtually, via Zoom, directly from the schools themselves. Each team presented in front of a panel of judges made up of our amazing business partners, S4TP staff, and our expert young people!
The first event was the Orange Regional Final, where 8 teams presented, from the following schools: Nailsea School, Oaks Park High School, Stratford School Academy and Saint Gabriel’s College. Each team delivered a 5-minute presentation and then answered questions from the judging panel.
The judges included representatives from our business partners –IGEM Young Persons Network Chair Gordon McMillan from SGN and Nicki Sunderland from ISS Labour, as well as guest judges Kofi Atuah and Leonardo Coppi!
The results were announced as follows:
Binner, Saint Gabriel’s College:
A campaign raising awareness for endangered species.
ECONUT, Oaks Park High School:
“Our idea is to re-use coconut shells, that we would otherwise throw away and turn them into useful and sustainable products. Coconut shells products are currently in high demand for art pieces and now for other crafts. It takes them a whole year to rot. Moreover, they can be used for construction purposes (coconut concrete).”
RE-CASH, Stratford School Academy:
A recycling machine that exchanges recyclable materials for points uploaded on a card which you can then use at supermarkets.
Green Life, Oaks Park High School:
“We will be sending out seeds to the wider community and then planting them around our neighbourhood.”
Green Life are now through to the National Final which will take place as a Zoom event on the 23rd of June!
We wish Green Life the best of luck as they prepare for the National Final. We also want to congratulate ALL the students who presented on Thursday – the standard of ideas and presentations was incredibly high, and it was a wonderful way to end our Regional Final season!
Written by: Jen Baughan
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