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All About STEM: Unilever Bright Future Celebration & Awards!
In November 2017, All About STEM facilitated a three day event for regional schools to take part in the Unilever Bright Future Programme hosted by Unilever Port Sunlight. On the 22nd of March 2018, entrants returned to present their amazing projects at the Unilever Bright Future Celebration & Assessment Day. Who reigned supreme in 2018?
A total of thirty schools took part in the programme, enjoying numerous ‘hands-on’ Unilever activities that introduced them to processing, packaging, the environment and more.
Following their visit, students were given three months to design their own environmentally friendly/sustainable product. All entrants delivered astounding concepts and the competition was extremely difficult to judge – a testament to our talented schools.
Congratulations to all!
Archbishop Blanch School – Overall Winner
All About STEM & Unilever Bright Future Champions
Wirral Grammar School for Girls – Overall 2nd Place
Upton Hall School – Overall 3rd Place
Along with overall winners, the Bright Future Programme includes categorised project awards.
Gateacre School – Technical Award Winner
Lymm High School – Consumer Award
Liverpool College – Communication Award
Prenton High School – Sustainability Award
Wirral Grammar School for Boys – Innovation Award
Bridgewater High School – Digital Award
In 2017, Rainford High School took first place with their ‘Soap and Suds’ project. Their idea was to incorporate children’s toys and games in soap to promote hygiene and prevent infectious diseases.
The Team entered their Bright Future project in the Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition at The Big Bang North West, showcased their work at Big Bang @ Parliament and won a place in the final at The Big Bang Fair in Birmingham.
They then went on to enter the Youth Grand Challenges Competition and were crowned winners of the silver category. Their project has been such a success that MP’s are calling for government to support it!
Proof that our 2018 entrants have many ways to develop and show their projects, the world is their oyster!
“Unilever Bright Future is a platform that helps unite and amplify the efforts of a growing community of people who believe it is possible to build a world where everyone lives well and lives sustainably. Who recognise we can only achieve this if we all work together to do small actions every day that make a real difference and who inspire others to join in making this the way everyone chooses to live.” [Unilever]
All About STEM Managing Director Michelle Dow said, “As both All About STEM and the team behind The Big Bang North West, our mission is to facilitate events across the region that inspire STEM and engage students. We are so proud to support the Bright Future Programme again and see so many young people learning about sustainability, product design and development and the amazing STEM careers available with Unilever. We have been in awe of this year’s entries, sensational ideas and innovation. The future of STEM is bright!”
“A big thank you to Unilever for their support, along with the Bright Future Programme they were a huge part of The Big Bang North West event in 2017 and will be returning in 2018. They truly are a company dedicated to promoting and enriching STEM and we are happy to collaborate with them to encourage that, along with a better, sustainable future.”
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