Eco-Innovators Competition

2nd April 2020
BY Callum Barnes, Head of DT

Last term, the Government's Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) challenged pupils across the UK to create a design for on-street electric vehicle (EV) charge points that is innovative, iconic and beautiful, as part of a national schools’ competition – Eco-Innovators.

Year 12 pupil, William took up the challenge with an Earth-inspired solution, which used LEDs to light up a globe, symbolising how the geographical landscape will change due to the consequences of global warming.

By 2040, the UK Government has said it will end the sale of new conventional petrol and diesel cars and vans. William hopes his solution could help promote greater awareness that we can reduce carbon dioxide emissions from vehicles by 15%, just by purchasing a different type of car.

There were 1,800 entrants nationally and William was awarded a very respectable 5th place in his age category, winning a STEM education kit for his work.

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