Earlier this week, ten Key Stage 3 students took part in a regional event at the University of Wolverhampton, which required them to design a sustainable product to help our planet. Solutions for the Planet is a nationwide competition that involves secondary schools across the country. There were a total of 160 applicants in the competition, with ten groups reaching the semi-finals.
All of the Heath Park students who participated in the event were outstanding, offering ideas and presenting their work to a phenomenal standard, with particular mention for one Year 7 student, Rishi Kumar.
The idea pitched by Rishi was a fitness watch for young children to encourage them to lose weight and eat healthily. As part of his Integrated Studies lessons, Rishi identified that there is currently a potential obesity crisis in Wolverhampton and wanted to develop his idea around this.
During his presentation to a panel of judges, a mixture of professionals, University lecturers and Solutions for the Planet mentors, Rishi’s confidence was astounding. His pitch was so successful that he was announced the winner of the competition and commended for his attention to detail and awareness of the issue at hand.
Rishi has now automatically received a place in the Solutions for the Planet Finals, which will take place in the Houses of Parliament in July. We are all incredibly proud of the achievements of these Key Stage 3 students and wish Rishi the best of luck as his idea progresses.