From day one, this team focused on an area of passion and concern, our homeless.
They were moved by statistics they had encountered which revealed how many
adults and children sleep rough each night. They went on to design an “Eco-Friendly
Portable Shelter” for those in our community who need it most. They conducted in-
depth research to determine the best materials to make the shelter from. They also
trialled a number of different shapes and designs before they came up with a final
design that they are now very proud of. The girls have also outlined a sponsorship
program, which would encourage businesses to sponsor a homeless shelter for a set
fee. They have a comprehensive website which outlines their product, the cause and
their sponsorship component.
Named the Busy BEAS, these girls buzzed with excitement for the entire three
months of working. Concerned by a news story seen on television, this team have
created a comprehensive website designed to provide entertainment and mental
stimulation to people in aged care. Aptly named “It’s Gold Being Old” they created
copious amounts of original content in order to create a ‘one stop shop’ for the
Thomas had also seen a news story during lockdown which sparked his idea to create
a “Water Filter Kit”. His kit has been designed as a way to disperse a quick and easy
means of providing clean water to those who are sleeping rough. It uses materials
that are easily available and instructions that are simple to follow. Thomas made
links to our close relationship with the charity Caritas, as he thought that they could
be the ones to deploy the kits once produced.
This team were very focused on the environment as many had a strong sense of
concern over things that have been happening to our planet over time. They created
a robotic system that has been designed to clean up our oceans. The detailed
research that they conducted, guided their design, their colour choice and charging
method. They created a number of different prototypes, an augmented reality
version, a scaled down physical construction as well as a robotic simulation.