On Thursday 10th June our teams from schools across South England attended the final 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 Second (and last) event was the Yellow Regional Final, where 7 teams presented, from the following schools: Saint Gabriel’s College, Stratford School Academy, Oaks Park High School and Nailsea School. Each team delivered a 5-minute presentation and then answered questions from the judging panel.
The results were announced as follows:
Eco-Warriors, Saint Gabriel’s College:
An initiative and awareness campaign to allocate different activities throughout the duration of the week to encourage local residents to recycle.
Treemendous, Nailsea School:
“Our Big Idea is a ‘Green Flat’ which will house a range of plants. It will also be created solely from sustainable materials.”
The Planet Savers, Stratford School Academy :
“Our Big Idea is to have magnetic plastic. Static is the only magnetic-like action that is present in plastics, but if magnetic friendly materials are added during the plastic extrusion and molding processes, plastic can be magnetized or at least, have magnetic characteristics. We have chosen plastic bottles as our first product because getgreennow has stated that ‘Plastic bottles are currently the 5th most commonly found trash item at coastline cleanups.’.”
The Planet Savers are now through to the National Final which will take place as a Zoom event on the 23rd of June!
We wish The Planet Savers the best of luck as they prepare for the National Final. We also want to congratulate ALL the students who presented on Thursday – the ideas and presentations were all amazing. What a way to bring our Regional Finals to a close!
Written by: Jen Baughan
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