Imagineering Ideas into Successful Solutions

This has been momentous and successful term under the Imagineering roof.

Two Year 9 teams entered the Unilever Bright Futures Competition and their brief was to design and develop a product which focuses on reducing single use plastics. Over the last few weeks this has been particularly poignant as Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has investigated the use and disposal of plastic in a BBC series entitled ‘War on Plastic’.

The ‘Glow-up’ team developed a plastic free hair care product and the ‘Hygienegg’ team developed an all-in-one body wash and hair product with no plastic packaging. Having won the competition, ‘Glow-up’ were invited by Unilever to spend two days with their experts, developing their products with their formulation and packaging experts.

As a result of their products, both teams were entered into the Big Bang North West regional final in the Liverpool Exhibition Centre this week. Success again! This time ‘Hygienegg’ who had listened to the advice from Unilever, and modified their design and packaging and came back with real grit and resilience were selected as 1 of 10 teams who will represent the North West in the national Big Bang Scientists and Engineering Fair in March.

Huge congratulations to both teams whose hard work and effort over 6 months paid off to enable them to win the two competitions.

The Arkwright National Engineering Scholarship is a prestigious award given to a limited number of GCSE students who have demonstrated their intellectual ability and problem solving skills through an application, an examination, group tests and interviews with academics and industrialists. Congratulations to Ruari W who has been awarded an Arkwright Scholarship for 2019. He will be sponsored by a company which will enable him to gain invaluable work experience in the field, attend courses across the country and spend his prize money!
This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the successes of our budding engineers as they have worked with the Design Technology Department and supported by the Wilton Scholars Trust.

Glow-up team: Agsith R, Amelia Y, Amelia R, Emily C and Seif Y.
Hygieneggg team: Emily T, Lucy C and Ethan F.

Mr P Cartwright