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Posted on: 10 June 2019

Double Regional Winners of The Bright Ideas Challenge 2019!

We have had some fantastic news that one of our teams are the double Regional Winners for The Bright Ideas Challenge 2019! 

As the South East Regional Winner and the Tomorrow's Engineers Winner, we have won £3,000 to fund STEM at TPS. We will be taking the winning team to London for a VIP funded STEM experience and to find out who is crowned Finalists and National Champions.

The winning team were Year 8s Max Halder, Oscar Harley and Victor Adynec. Their winning idea is to develop the kinetic tile by Pavegen to harness energy from trains.

Max Halder said, “My team is so excited to have the best entry in the South East and to have won the Tomorrow’s Engineers prize. We cannot wait to go to London and be in with a chance to win the national prize. For our entry, we tried to imagine the cities we will live in when we are older. We used what we had learnt in our science lessons to figure out a solution and it really got us thinking about how we might be able to help make life easier and better in the future.”

Joanna Miles, Teacher of Science from The Petersfield School, added, “Using STEM knowledge to solve a real-world problem opened our students’ eyes to how their lessons can be applied in a real-world context. Competitions like The Bright Ideas Challenge really help our students think big about what is possible.  Our school is so proud of the team for getting this far and we are delighted they are in the running to be named National Champions in London.”