Sixteen Year 9 students took part in a hands-on programme working in teams to compete against 12 other schools and 24 teams to develop a solution to a real-world challenge, with the aim of making our city a better place to live. They received guidance from J. P. Morgan mentors to help create a business plan and presentation and also got to create their prototypes at the Out of Order Design Workshop. The programme culminated in a presentation event on Monday 20th March, at which schools presented their ideas to a prestigious panel of judges.
Out of the 24 teams and 12 other schools, both SPWT teams were in the FINAL THREE! Team HydroFi was awarded for their innovation and team Aqua Pura for their presentation. Team HydroFi created the product FLOW, a water waste filtering system for industrial use for example, in hotels and schools. HydroFi's mission was to improve the environment, lower bills and save water. Team Aqua Pura created the product Hydro-Hive, a hive that filters household water using different layers of natural material and reuses it through the pipe systems in place. Aqua Pura's mission was to save users' money, reduce water waste and help improve the environment.
Both teams have received a certificate, trophy and wireless speakers. They have also had the chance to go to J.P. Morgan offices in Canary Wharf to celebrate their success.
St Paul's Way Trust School is extremely proud and impressed by the students' creativity, enthusiasm and engagement throughout the duration of the programme. The ideas were innovative and both teams should be really proud of what they have achieved during the 6 months of hard work leading up to the final.