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‘7 Billion Ideas’ final at IBM headquarters
Alex Brown / 11 March 2019 / Categories: News

‘7 Billion Ideas’ final at IBM headquarters

6th March, 2019

On Wednesday 6th March, three AKS Year 6 students travelled to the ‘7 Billion Ideas’ final at IBM headquarters in Warwick. Charlie had created the N Watch, a smart watch that would administer a lifesaving dose of adrenaline. The design will give a sense of independence and the ability to be in charge of one’s own safety for those who are at risk of allergic reactions. Charlie presented alongside Archie and Owen to explain their market research and proposals for selling the product to boys, girls, women and men.

The AKS team’s stall was so impressive that children from other schools came over to see it. They had a rolling PowerPoint with their company slogan on and an 8 foot poster. Judges from United Learning and IBM asked our team a selection of challenging questions, which they answered with confidence - demonstrating excellent teamwork.

Although they didn’t win, they’ve decided to take the idea further by designing a prototype and sending their idea to local industries. Mr Rice and Mrs Ilhan were very proud to be supporting the children throughout the day and treated them to a Nandos on the return journey home.

We look forward to hearing more about how the N Watch develops – well done and good luck with taking your idea further boys!



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Success and Value

Young Fundraiser of the Year at AKS

21 May 2019

National Award for Book Review

Our library creative writing competition has produced a winner in a national award

Ashwin (Year 8) has won the Portico Sadie Massey Award for his review of Animal Farm which was submitted to the annual creative writing and book review competition helped by The Portico Library in Manchester.

Lynne Allan, Chair of The Portico Library commented, “His review was extremely impressive and with 108 entries received this year, we hope Ashwin will be very proud of this achievement.”

20 May 2019

Year 4 Are All Ears

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