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BGS pupil is TeenTech awards winner

On Friday last week, three BGS teams travelled to London to compete in the finals of the TeenTech Awards – a competition focussing on using innovation and creativity to develop an idea that could make life easier, simpler or better. It is open to all ideas across a wide range of topics.

Over 1,000 pupils from across the UK entered the competition, with 68 teams making it to the final, so to have three BGS teams, made up of 7 pupils from Year 11, there is a really impressive achievement.

Huge congratulations to all of the BGS pupils who made it to the final. Our three teams developed three very different but equally interesting ideas covering women's reproductive health, the fitness of sedentary workers, and using plant smoke extracts as disinfectant. In the final, they spoke articulately and confidently during intense questioning by the judges.

Special congratulations go to Mark for his winning entry in the Health Category – looking at the use of plant smoke extracts as an alternative to commercially available disinfectants. His project was praised for its innovation and impressiveness. Well done Mark.

Mark was also awarded a certificate for thinking big and bold, Team Maela (Lottie, Aarush, and Kandara) one for teamwork and Team PedalPal (Jonny, Jay and Daniel) one for communication.