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RBMR Gets Involved in St Mary's School 'Inventions of the Future' Science Competition
30 March 2011
A solar powered hat, a dog cleaning unit and homework robots were just some of the inventions concocted at West Moors’ St Mary’s Primary School Science Week.
Challenged to come up with inventions on the theme of "How to solve a problem like…" each of the pupils, aged six to nine, was set the task of designing and building their creations for their chance to win educational books and gadgets.
Lauren Finch, Environmental Officer for Hampshire’s award-winning Raymond Brown Minerals and Recycling (RBMR), was the competition adjudicator faced with the difficult task of selecting winners in each of the following categories: Year 1 / 2, Year 3 / 4, Adult and Best Overall..
The inventions ranged from the sublime to the ingenious including a hair brushing, teeth cleaning rocket to take children to school; a baby care unit with entertainment, nappies and wipes; and a robot to help improve handwriting and finish homework.
After the event Lauren said: "The entries were fantastic! So much time and effort had gone into each of the inventions, it was a near impossible task to choose between them.
"It’s really encouraging to see so many inventors in our midst, as it becomes more and more important to be ‘green’ in everything we do, cutting-edge designs that are environmentally-friendly will be vital for the future.
"I would like to congratulate everyone on their creations and thank St Mary’s for inviting me to take part."