Monday, 9 September 2013

Schools Challenge Winners

School students from all over Newcastle entered our Science FACT-ion challenge, to create a labour-saving invention that will be in every home by 2050. With the future of science in their hands they set to work, the entries did not disappoint. Every invention was amazing, it made the task of judging and choosing winners incredibly hard. What a grand generation of inventors they'll be.

Transportation Design Winner: Thomas James, age 9, Newcastle Prep School
Inventor of Wiz-a-Chair 3000, the perfect transport solution for elderly and disabled people.  It can travel on land, air and water.  Heated seats come as standard.

Transportation Design Winner: Niall Slee, age 10, Newcastle Prep School
Inventor of Ultrapack, the solar-powered jetpack.  Comes complete with oxygen tanks and a space helmet. The most powerful jetpack ever!

Domestic Design Winner: Demi Raisbeck, age 12, Longbenton Community College
Inventor of The Paintinator, the latest innovation in home decorating.  Fill the tank with paint, then The Paintinator moves up and down the walls for a perfectly smooth finish.

Domestic Design Winner: Matthew Pike, age 9, Newcastle Prep School
Inventor of Trash Bin 5000, your easy recycling solution.  Trash Bin 5000 senses when you have rubbish, then sorts your waste and takes recyclable materials to the recycling centre.

Conceptual Design Winner: Alex Sample, age 13, Longbenton Community College
Inventor of Power Glove, the handy life device.  Run out of storage space? Why not try interdimensional storage!  Missed a train? Bend the fabric of time! Bonus features include holographic communications and control over matter.

Conceptual Design Winner: Lauryn W, age 13, Longbenton Community College
Inventor of Locationator.  Simply type in the name of something you have lost and have it immediately return to Locationator's item retrieval pad.  Amazing!

You can see all winners and highly commended inventions on our Gallery page.

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