Pupil Design Awards winners
Year 9 & 10
Team: Ayma, Aaliyah & Maryam
School: King Edward VI Handsworth School for Girls
Design: Hang On - a multipurpose, reusable hanger designed to be used in shops and suitable for transportation, with features such as a Velcro label for sizing guides and foldable hinges meaning it can be stored for later use. Judges were impressed by the team's systemic approach in considering the product's entire life cycle, and also the simplicity of the proposal's starting point and focus on a single object.
Year 9 & 10
School: Wimbledon High School for Girls
Design: Reducing Sleep Disturbance due to Screen Time - a Bluetooth connected air diffuser which encourages users to gain a healthy amount of good quality sleep. To turn the diffuser on, the user must switch their phone off, at which point calming lavender and eucalyptus scents will be released into the room. Judges praised the high level of human-centred design thinking that had gone into the research for this proposal.
Year 11 & 12
Team: Olivia & Tiah
School: Beauchamp College
Design: Recycling Gum - tackling chewing gum waste and high costs of medical equipment by providing ‘gum bins’ for people to put their gum into. The gum is then repurposed into environmentally friendly and sterile surgical gloves for doctors, nurses and other health professionals. Judges praised the entrepreneurial spirit and advanced first-hand research into this idea.