Our Teen Tech team were at Buckingham Palace last week to receive a national award for designing Powerpark - an energy generating play park, that also pumps water to rural communities.
Maggie Sykes, Lauryn Hughes-Jones, Lauren Healey and Miss Metcalfe were presented with their award in the energy category of the TeenTech Awards from HRH Prince Andrew.
The Duke of York is patron of TeenTech and invited award winners to the Palace to present them with their prizes and hear more about their innovative ideas.
Maggie, Lauryn and Lauren said: “Our idea is a play park that generates electricity and/or pumps water for rural communities in developing countries. This park would consist of a roundabout, a see-saw and perhaps a spinning swing. However we’d like to provide blueprints enabling the local community to source the materials cheaply from things like broken car parts to create a sustainable project.”
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