Bracknell schools come top at TeenTech
May 22, 2012
Pupils from two Bracknell schools put on their thinking caps to come up with science and technology designs for a competition at Ascot Racecourse.
Pupils from Ranelagh School, in Ranelagh Drive, Bracknell, and Edgbarrow School, in Grant Road, Crowthorne, took part in the Ascot TeenTech event at the racecourse on Friday, May 4.
Liberty Curtis, 13, from Edgbarrow School, and Louis Parker, also 13, from Ranelagh, headed teams which won awards in the competition.
Liberty’s team won the category for ‘most innovative app’ and Louis’s team won ‘best teamwork’ category.
They were presented with their awards by Dave Addey, from app design company Agant.
The event was attended by teenagers from 27 schools around Berkshire, who all tackled experiments and challenges provided by 35 companies. It was sponsored by Warfield-based agricultural company Syngenta. At the event, pupils had a chance to test the engineering behind artificial limbs, search and rescue equipment, and 3D technology.
They were also able to use the latest broadcast equipment to make a news report.
The TeenTech project was started by former Tomorrow’s World presenter Maggie Philbin.
She said: “We founded TeenTech in Berkshire back in 2008 as an intervention because we were starting to see that young people needed to be shown how to succeed in today’s world of technology, not just left to wander around careers fairs collecting freebies.
“We are creating a forum to show and immerse them in the careers that really do have the X-Factor.”
For more information, visit www.teentechevent.com