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Kingsmeadow Community School in national final

Kingsmeadow big ideas final

A group of students from Kingsmeadow Community School have reached the national final of the Big Ideas competition.  

The competition, run by Solutions for the Planet, gives students across England and Scotland the opportunity to develop ideas which will help to solve or prevent major challenges. The project encourages young people to explore science, technology, engineering and maths, with a focus on sustainability, and involves businesses who help to mentor the young people. 

Despite lockdown the team at Kingsmeadow School, Spike Stoppers, continued to develop their big idea - a selection of straws and cups that change colour if a drink has been spiked with particular drugs. 

Councillor Haley, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said "I'm incredibly proud that a group of students from Kingsmeadow School have reached the national final and that their hard work, throughout a very challenging time, has been recognised. We have amazing young people in Gateshead and this is one fantastic example showing how our children think about solutions to global problems. We should all be inspired by them and I wish them luck for the final." 

The national final will take place on Wednesday 18 November and will be a virtual event. 12 teams have been selected for the final although Kingsmeadow School is the only school from the North East region. 

Kingsmeadow big ideas final
16 November 2020

A group of students from Kingsmeadow Community School have reached the national final of the Big Ideas competition.  

The competition, run by Solutions for the Planet, gives students across England and Scotland the opportunity to develop ideas which will help to solve or prevent major challenges. The project encourages young people to explore science, technology, engineering and maths, with a focus on sustainability, and involves businesses who help to mentor the young people. 

Despite lockdown the team at Kingsmeadow School, Spike Stoppers, continued to develop their big idea - a selection of straws and cups that change colour if a drink has been spiked with particular drugs. 

Councillor Haley, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said "I'm incredibly proud that a group of students from Kingsmeadow School have reached the national final and that their hard work, throughout a very challenging time, has been recognised. We have amazing young people in Gateshead and this is one fantastic example showing how our children think about solutions to global problems. We should all be inspired by them and I wish them luck for the final." 

The national final will take place on Wednesday 18 November and will be a virtual event. 12 teams have been selected for the final although Kingsmeadow School is the only school from the North East region. 

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