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National Teen Tech Finalists

On Monday 25Th June Elyse Kenny, Lauren Armitage and Mia Paganuzzi travelled to the Royal Society in London to participate in the national finals of the Teen Tech Awards. The girls entered the Design and Construction category with a project called ‘Elm Town’, which involved researching and planning the development of an Eco-town to promote sustainable living. The town included cob and underground houses, independent shops, renewable energy supplies and a poo-powered bus.

After months of work designing and perfecting their project the girls did themselves and Testbourne proud in their 5-minute pitch. This was followed by a question and answer session with the judges, after which the girls explained their ideas to the other schools and special guests, including Professor Jim Al-Khalili and Dr Suzie Imber.

Unfortunately the girls did not win the competition, but with over 1500 students entering projects across all categories, they did amazingly well to reach the finals and they hope to act upon the feedback given and enter again next year. Mia Pagauzzini, one of the students involved in the project said: “We were very excited and proud to have been selected for the national finals as we put a lot of work into the project using our break times and after school sessions for many months now. It was good to work on it with my friends and I learnt more about presentation skills than I thought I would and feel like I could enter mastermind using my knowledge on eco-towns from all the research we did!”

Any pupils interested in finding out more or entering Teen Tech Awards 2019 should see Mrs Romain or visit www.teentechevent.com