Two of our Prep School students were invited to a presentation at The Council Chambers and Mayors Parlour where they were awared joint 2nd place in the October Walk to School Month road safety design competition.
The competition encouraged students from across the borough to design and explain inventions which they believed would assist in road safety. Tara (Y6) and Kaya (Y3) were presented with their awards and the digitalised artwork of their inventions by Cllr Shehryar Ahmad-Wallana, the Mayor of Hillingdon. Both of the young inventors were praised for their innovative thinking with the judges commenting that they were highly impressed with the ideas and designs behind both inventions.
Kaya was praised for her out the box thinking with her invention of a smart drone which is able to monitor the road and can intervene in dangerous situations. It comes equipped with the ability to alert first responders as well as multiple tools that can assist road users in need.
Tara’s invention is a breathalyser that would be installed in the car’s ignition system. The idea being that a driver would have to blow into the device before starting their car, and if the device found that the alcohol level in the drivers breath exceeded the legal limit, the car would then not start.
Tara and Kaya were both thrilled to receive their awards and to see their inventions come to life in digital form.
We are immensely proud of both Tara and Kaya and look forward to possibly seeing their inventions brought to life in the not too distant future.