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Unilever Bright Future Awards 2022/23!
We are overjoyed to announce that our Unilever Bright Future 2022/23 winner is…
MEOLS COP HIGH SCHOOL!
Congratulations to Meols Cop High School on a fun and fabulous, planet-friendly project and a huge well done to Ellesmere Port C of E College (2nd), Greenbank High School (3rd) and all of our sensational special award winners!
In November 2022, All About STEM invited schools to take part in the Unilever Bright Future Programme hosted by Unilever Port Sunlight. Schools from across the region took part in activities that introduced them to processing, packaging, the environment and more. Following this, students had the opportunity to design their own environmentally friendly/sustainable product over a three-month period and then present their ideas to Unilever experts at our Awards and Celebration Day.
Take a look below at the ingenious innovations from our top three teams!
Winner – 1st Place: Meols Cop High School
Product: Quacks n’ Co – Little Quacks
Meols Cop created a sustainable soap aimed at children that was shaped like an adorable rubber duck! Within the beak, consumers could find a collection of seeds to plant after use.
The team presented three prototype designs, including a clay model and a painted 3D-printed model along with an elegant presentation box with promotional QR codes linked to their website.
2nd Place: Ellesmere Port C of E College
Product: Bliss – Natural Glory
Ellesmere Port created a body wash with Vanilla Sandalwood and Vitamin E Oil. Their concept focused on ‘Go Green!’ with a green colour scheme, sustainable packaging, a stunning tree logo and natural ingredients. Their presentation was enhanced by a selection of pristine prototypes and samples.
3rd Place: Greenbank High School
Greenbank presented ingenious compressed tablets that (when hydrated) transformed into sustainable and luxurious face masks! Made from biodegradable cotton, masks came with a seed tube so they could be popped inside after use to grow wildflowers. Perfect for your beauty regime and our bee population!
Bright Future Inspire Awards – Specialist Subjects
Technical Award: Holy Cross Catholic High School
Innovation Award: Wirral Grammar School for Girls
Sustainability Award: St Hilda’s CE High School
Communication Award: Chesterfield High School
Digital Award: Liverpool Life Sciences UTC
Consumer Award: Neston High School
“Unilever Bright Future is a platform that helps inspire and engage students into the world of STEM and supports the efforts of a growing community of people who share our purpose to make sustainable living commonplace. This year marks the 8th year of the Unilever Bright Future programme in partnership with All About STEM, and we continue to be committed to work together with schools and students who believe small actions taken every day can make a real difference to creating a brighter future for people and planet.” Nathan Walker, Wash & Care Formulation Manager, Unilever.
“As All About STEM, 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. 8 amazing years of Bright Future with Unilever, we look forward to many more!” – Michelle Dow, Managing Director, All About STEM.
We are astounded every year by the quality of projects – Congratulations to all of our entrants!
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