Year 10 students Zain, Akmal and Issa took part in the Independent Schools Association (ISA) STEAM competition. The students were tasked with creating a protective case for a piece of technology, and the boys decided that phones were the number one item to protect! They worked hard on the design, opting for sustainable and ethical materials. The group, working under the project name ‘BriefCase’ developed their ideas, and didn’t let the remote learning stop their groupwork. In March they were selected as finalists, and were competing against two other schools for the ultimate prize. The final took place via Zoom, where Team BriefCase had to present their product to the judges. Feedback from the judges was overwhelmingly positive, with the judges crediting their designs, teamwork and presentation.
“Your presentation to us was very self-assured and we enjoyed listening to a further summary of what you had done in your project. Your strong ethical and environmental convictions certainly shone through and this impressed the judges. It was clear to us that you worked well as a team and the outcomes you achieved were most impressive.”