Alastair Hodgson contacted school recently to donate 4 fabulous Raspberry Pi devices which can be used to turn your TV into a computer! During lockdown, whilst many of us were learning from home Miss Hattersley set a competition for Key Stage 2 to win one of these Raspberry Pi devices. The children were challenged to create their own invention which tackled a real life problem facing our planet.
They could demonstrate their inventions in any way they liked, some children created models, others wrote explanations with diagrams and some even created and starred in their own videos. The entries were all of a very high standard with tackling plastic pollution in our oceans the number one challenge the children chose to tackle.
Judging was difficult but ultimately four children and their inventions were declared the winners. Our winning inventions are:
1) Safe Zone MK1 Jacket – a jacket which you charge with an inbuilt power bank via a usb that has in built gps, a heater & an infra red light so that you can more easily be rescued if you get lost or are in danger. (created by Cameron Sutherland 6R)2) Happy 2 Overcome which extracts water safely from clouds and transports it in large troughs to places where animals need it during droughts. (created by Abi Sant 6D)3) Composer – a machine which takes vegetable and fruit peelings and turns them into environmentally friendly plastic bottles which can be safely composted/decomposed when they are finished with (created Nico Kaca 3H)
4) Plastic to Organic 1000 – a machine which extracts plastic from the ocean and converts it into sea water & seaweed which can safely be put back into the oceans. (created by Brooke Kite 6D)
The fantastic winning inventions are on display in school and when everyone returns to school the inventors will be presented with their Raspberry Pi devices.