The Bright Ideas Challenge Winners
Congratulations team Aqua Bine! The team from Atrium Studio School were awarded £5,000 to boost STEM education as this year’s National Champions. Our 4 finalists were each awarded £2,500 and the 7 regional and category winners received £1,500 for their school to spend on STEM.
Could your school be one of our 2020 winners? Get started on your bright idea today – the competition is already open!
Rachel Riley, Shell’s STEM Education Ambassador, and our competition judges met our winners at Imperial College London’s Invention Rooms at the end of June. Day one of the winner’s experience saw the winning teams prepare prototypes and pitches. Day two started with Rachel and our judges taking a look at the prototypes and learning about each team’s bright idea. The day culminated with Rachel presenting the 2019 National Champions and People’s Choice winners with their trophies!
Well done to everyone who took part! Here are a few pictures from the day.
The Bright Ideas Challenge 2019 National Champions
Atrium Studio School
South West Winner
Bright idea: Capturing the hydropower of household taps and storing the energy to use for powering anything from personal devices to cars.
The Bright Ideas Challenge 2019 Finalists
Team Wind TEG: Rushcliffe School Finalist East Midlands Winner
Utopia: Trinity Academy Finalist Scotland Winner
The Trainspotters: The Petersfield School Finalist South West/Tomorrow’s Engineers Winner
Black Hole: Central Foundation Girls School Finalist London Winner
The Bright Ideas Challenge 2019 Regional and Category Winners
Ocean’s Five: King James’s School Yorkshire and the Humber Winner
Team Solar: Forest Gate Community School Teach First Winner
Photovoltaic Sells: Durham High School for Girls North East Winner
Beijing 2050: Harrytown Catholic High School North West Winner
C.L.E: Ysgol Gyfun Rhydywaun Wales Winner
Team Bravo: Walton Priory Middle School West Midlands Winner
Philip Morant Associates: The Philip Morant School and College East of England Winner
The Bright Ideas Challenge 2019 People’s Choice
St Margaret’s School for Girls
Bright idea: Use a chemical found in the Oriental hornet in cars to convert light energy into electrical energy.
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