As part of our partnership with ‘Solutions for the Planet’, a national STEM-based organisation, 150 of our most able KS3 students participated in a ‘Big Ideas’ day back in February. Students were able to create innovative and sustainable business solutions which address key challenges facing our planet, their ‘Big Ideas’ are designed to improve quality of life in society, the economy and the environment.
From the Ideas generated that day, all of them were externally judged, and then eight groups were chosen to compete to represent Mayfield School. These eight groups were tasked to take their original Ideas and further develop them, working out how to actually implement the Ideas in the real world.
From these eight groups, five groups were externally chosen by a panel of judges to represent our school in the Regional Final, which is to be held at the University of Portsmouth, on 15th May. Between now and then, our five teams will be honing their presentation skills; they will work with representatives from the worlds of business and engineering, including companies such as Sunseeker, SGN, SUEZ, Southern Water, so they can not only present their ‘Big Idea’ but also write a detailed Business Plan that would support their Idea, should it ever be made.
Good luck teams! Fingers crossed!