Wow, what a night!
The Aquinas Young innovators have shown that they are a creative and resourceful team of students. This team excelled last night at the Young Innovators Awards evening held at Classic Flyers.
The Young Innovators Award is an annual competition. Students must show their innovation skills by developing a unique innovation that’ll make the world a better place. The best entries – judged by top innovators in NZ and abroad – win an internship at leading businesses in the Bay.
This year Aquinas College swept the Intermediate section claiming 1st, 2nd, 3rd and also the People’s Choice Award. Further up the age groups, Charlotte Watson won the People’s Choice Award for the Junior Division.
Aquinas College entered 4 creations in the junior section. Check out their submission videos below.
1st Place – GENDER BENDER
A machine that will pop a balloon filled with pink or blue confetti to reveal the gender of the baby a young couple are expecting.
Chloe Davidson, Lachlan Stott, Myscha Barry, Marcus Tupou, Caitlin Farrell, Tayte Marsh, Sarah Edwards, Finley Jones
2nd Place – HAYMAN STRAWINSKI
A machine designed for Farmer MacDonald that looks like a scarecrow and will pop a balloon when a bird lands on it.
Zoe Sherlock, Callum Robertson, Phoebe Watson, Claire Ma, Stevie Shaw, Mia Knowles, Mila Laurie, Isaac Schular
3rd Place – THE RINGMASTER
A machine to create a distraction by popping a balloon to mimic a gunshot allowing a gang to attempt to steal a diamond ring.
Sylvester Green, Julia Coenraads, Kate Dekker, Dawn Villegas, Kaia Hopkinson, Maxwell Stringer, Amy Trott, Stanley Watson
People’s Choice – SMARTER STARTER
A machine to start the running races at the athletics sports day by popping a balloon to start the race instead of a gunshot.
Jake Bayly, Eric Shin, Maddie Kerr, Keisha Abrau, Asa Banbury, Ella Hill, Sara Szulakowski, Erin Moore
Charlotte Watson – Junior People’s Choice –
An app that allows the user to view online garments on their body before buying.