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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.

Rachel Riley with school children

The Bright Ideas Challenge 2019 National Champions

Aqua Bine
Atrium Studio School
National Champion
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.

St Margaret’s School for Girls

The Bright Ideas Challenge 2019 People’s Choice

Hornet Battery
St Margaret’s School for Girls
People’s Choice
Aberdeenshire Winner

Bright idea: Use a chemical found in the Oriental hornet in cars to convert light energy into electrical energy.


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