Year 4 Mary Elton Primary School students have been working on science projects for the Young Imagineers competition.
The competition, which is run by Equinor and the Science Museum is in its second year and is about inspiring young scientists in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). The competition asks for responses to the simple question: “What one invention would you create to make tomorrow’s world a better place?” It helps teach the children about science and engages them in fun, relevant and rewarding science experiences. Designs are judged on imagination and creativity and the winner is announced at the Young Imagineers Live event on Saturday 24 November 2018, at the Science Museum in central London.
Some of the students’ invention ideas included; plastic ocean sweeper machines to tackle the plastic pollution issue, an assistance wardrobe for people who use wheelchairs, and a collar for guide dogs that would enable the dog and blind owner to communicate.
Headteacher Dean Hudd said: “Our pupils really engaged in this competition with enthusiasm and some truly incredible ideas. It was a wonderful learning experience.”
The event on Saturday 24 November will be a day packed full of live science entertainment, at which shortlisted attendees will be asked to spend a few minutes sharing their idea with judges and a live audience seated in the Science Museum’s Hans Rausing Lecture Theatre. The prize for the winner includes an interpretation of the winning idea produced and exhibited inside the London Science Museum for a minimum of one month.
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