Ash Hill students excel at TeenTech event

Today 10 Y8 students from Ash Hill Academy attended TeenTech South Yorkshire at the National Rail College for High Speed Rail.

TeenTech, founded by Maggie Philbin, run events at venues around the UK and are hands-on exhibits and challenges run by local companies and educational organisations.

Around 100 students attended from South Yorkshire schools, as well as around 20 companies from the local region such as Eatons, Peglers and Vulcan. Our students participated in activities and challenges delivered by these companies.

In the Innovation Zone the group created an idea for an app that customers can use to assess the recycleability of packaging on products they scan in supermarkets.

TeenTech pride themselves on their 'Ideas Board' in which students can explain a potential resolution to a problem in today's society. Bethany Ridgeway won the awarded for best 'Idea' based on using bacteria to break down single-use plastics.

The students were a credit to the Academy and themselves, and left TeenTech with a real buzz about ideas that could solve problems in today's current climate.