TeenTech Competition

As a new year begins, we look to celebrate the success of three S4 Pupils from Dalziel High School who won a coveted TeenTech Award, People’s Choice Award, with their innovate idea of a”Cloud Data Storage System” that will replace the traditional black boxes for aeroplanes.

After months of hard and tiring work, designing and perfecting their project, Callum Sergeant, Colin Gass and Cameron Gunn won the People’s Choice Award at the event held at the Royal Society in London on 25th June 2018. The team will receive their award from HRH Duke of York KG, Patron of TeenTech, at a ceremony in November 2018.

The C Cubed team said: “We have loved every minute of this project even through the hardest moments we still kept our heads up and pushed on. The support of the school and staff has been immense along with the helpfulness of the numerous companies we have worked with. We look forward to our trip back down to London and can’t wait to see what is in store for us in the future.”

The annual TeenTech Awards challenge young people aged 11-19 to tackle key societal and environmental issues using the power of science, technology and engineering. The programme is designed to encourage young people who may never have thought about a career in tech to see how they might enjoy working in this area. It encourages a cross-curricular approach to ensure that students have opportunities to develop digital skills no matter what subject they may be taking. The Awards are supported by sponsors including Accenture, Atkins, CILIP, Cross Country Trains, GSK, FDM Group, JVC Kenwood, Lloyds Banking Group, Rolls Royce and Symantec. In addition, more than 35 Universities and 70 companies mentor students for the TeenTech Awards.

Maggie Philbin, TeenTech CEO says: “Congratulations to all the winners this year. These were highly contested Awards with over 1500 students taking part, and we, as always, were blown away by the standard of the entries. Students really enjoy the whole process and it’s great to see not only how they participate year after year but how very keen they are to support others.”

TeenTech is an award winning, industry-led initiative, co-founded by Maggie Philbin OBE (BBC Tomorrow’s World) and Chris Dodson, OBE. The first TeenTech event ran in the Thames Valley in November 2008. Thanks to the support of a prestigious list of partners and corporate sponsors, TeenTech now run initiatives across the UK for young people aged 8-18, introducing thousands of UK teenagers to opportunities in further education and employment. It also offers a programme for younger students called ‘TeenTech City of Tomorrow”. For more information about TeenTech, visit TeenTech event