By Matthew Hall, Year 9.
Eco-Amp, Richard Lander School’s Young Enterprise team, have taken their journey to a new level. They took their bamboo amplifiers, which are sustainable, single-use plastic free and wireless, to Truro College to be analysed by a panel of Young Enterprise judges in a Dragon’s Den style event on the 16th of January.
The practical and attractive pieces of equipment are made from bamboo, and uses physics to play the music. They are made of a cylindrical piece of bamboo from the UK, with the slot lined from recycled wetsuit, donated by a local surf school. They are also compatible with any phone. They have recently been sold at a Young Enterprise event at Sainsbury’s, for just £5 for a phone holder and £15 for a speaker. EcoAmp made the most sales out of all the competing teams in the first round of sales.
The deputy head of this company, Matthew, stated “There is a market for a product like this, it’s exciting to see where we can go.” “I’m very happy for the next sales, and where we’ve come so far, and I hope that we get a regional win!”