We are incredibly proud to learn that three Year 9 DEC students from Arcbishop Sentamu Academy in Hull have reached the national final of the TeenTech Awards.
The awards, hosted by TV and Science personality Maggie Philbin, are to be held at the Royal Society, London in June. This exciting event marks the culmination of months of hard work by the team.
Teentech sees teams of pupils from around the UK competing in categories such as Construction, Healthcare, Wearable Technology and Journalism. Archbishop Sentamu Academy entered the Construction category with a design for a sustainable school of the future. They had to research the needs of their community, investigate sustainable building techniques and materials and learn about net-zero energy buildings. They went on to use industry standard Autodesk Revit software to ideate and develop their designs using Building Information Modelling techniques.
“We got the chance to work with professionals from the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry throughout the project”, said 14 year old Robert Bennett. “Through the support of our teachers and Class of your Own, we have had the chance to see some amazing things and meet some fantastic people. We are all very keen to pursue a career in this field.”
If successful, the team of students – Robert Bennett, Steven Jenson-Fogg and Miguel Beedle – will visit Buckingham Palace to have tea with Teentech patron HRH Duke of York and will win prizes for themselves and £1,000 for the Academy.
We wish them all the luck in the world – this is an amazing project. Read more about the TeenTech finalists here: http://www.teentechevent.com/teentech-awards-the-finalists/