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Portsmouth Regional Final 2018!

Portsmouth Regional Final: 24th May 2018 On Thursday 24th May, our last regional final of the year took place at the University of Portsmouth on the 24th May.   We had 10 amazing teams from 3 schools – Cams Hill School, King Richard School and Park Community School. On our judging panel we had Dr. Jess […]

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Scottish Regional Final 2018!

Scottish Regional Final: 22nd May 2018 Our month of regional finals is almost at an end!  This week our penultimate event was held at the University of Glasgow and saw our teams from Biggar High School, Grangemouth High School and Shawlands Academy bring their fantastic ideas to our first ever Scottish Regional Final! Solutions for […]

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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 […]

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West Midlands Regional Final 2018 – #2 !

West Midlands Regional Final #2 : 16th May 2018 The second of the Solution for the Planet’s Big Ideas Competition 2018 West Midlands Regional Finals was on Wednesday 16th May at the University of Wolverhampton. Dr. Petula Nurse (the students were very amused when she pointed out that, yes, she really was called ‘Dr. Nurse’!), […]

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West Midlands Regional Final 2018 – #1 !

West Midlands Regional Final #1 : 15th May 2018 We hold two regional finals in the West Midlands, and the first of these took place at Aston University on Tuesday May 15th. It started with a great welcome talk from Joanne Burrows, Aston University Student Recruitment and Outreach Officer, in which she really engaged both […]

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North East Regional Final 2018!

North East Regional Final: 14th May 2018 The second of the Solutions for the Planet Big Ideas Competition 2018 regional finals took place on Monday May 14th in the Centre for Life, Newcastle.  This was a particularly exciting time for S4TP, as it is the first year that the North East has run as a […]

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Yorkshire Regional Final 2018!

Yorkshire Regional Final: 11th May 2018  On Friday 11th May, Solutions for the Planet began three weeks of regional final events for our Big Ideas Competition 2018.  Our Yorkshire teams from schools in Leeds and Bradford descended upon the University of Leeds for a fantastic day of presentations, tours and a surprise workshop! Our 11 […]

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S4TP Big Ideas Finals 2017 – Press release

Young entrepreneurs featured in the Solutions for the Planet (S4TP) national finals where they shared their ideas to key challenges affecting our planet. Solutions for the Planet is a science, technology engineering and maths (STEM) programme with a focus on sustainability and entrepreneurship. It is delivered in partnership with companies, who support teams of students […]

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Hydro-lock, SBSJ Catholic College, Bradford

Standing on the left with this team that made it to the 2016 competition final is their local MP Naz Shah. Hydro-lock want to address the problem of drought and water wastage in agriculture. Their Big Idea was to enrich soil with the chemical contained within nappies to increase its water storage capacity. This innovative solution […]

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Thermofield, Dixons City Academy, Bradford

This team came third place at the 2016 competition final. They want to revolutionise gas camping stoves into electromagnetic stoves powered by solar panels. This team have anticipated the advance in technology of solar panels as a means of either charging batteries for stoves to run on, or directly powering the stoves themselves. With an […]

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