‘INVENT’ Student Awards

On Wednesday 13th September four of Grosvenor’s most talented Year Ten pupils, accompanied by Head of Technology and Design Mr Taggart, were invited to the Belfast Campus of Ulster University where they participated in the prestigious "'INVENT Student Final' event - open to the top scoring students from the illustrious ‘Invent 2017’ competition, held earlier in the year.

The contest, staged in front of 170 year eleven pupils from across Northern Ireland and sponsored by Ulster University itself, saw GGS pupils Louisa Millar, Olivia Millar, Lucy Milhench and Alicia Gallagher showcase their innovative ‘Headcase’ app, designed to look at head injuries, to a prestigious panel of judges. The app is designed to help diagnose suspected concussion on the sports field and manage concussion across different sports: if a player suffers concussion playing hockey, for example, they wont be asked to play, for instance, netball whilst still feeling its consequences

Following their pitches on the day, the participating pupils were then invited to engage in a number of innovative workshops facilitated by the university; this showcased the exciting study options available at U.U. and inspired the young people to embrace innovative future careers.

Grosvenor’s consummate quartet has already enjoyed great success thanks to its innovative design; last October the pupils won a week-long trip to San Francisco, which they enjoyed in March, following victory at the ‘Digital DNA’ competition – an achievement made all the more impressive by the fact that the team was one of the youngest within the competition, while they also had only three weeks to prepare for the event, in comparison with the two months which other entrants had.

The overall ‘Student Invent’ winner, decided by the judging panel, however, will be announced at the annual ‘Invent 2017’ awards night, which will be held on Thursday 5th October at the Waterfront, Belfast. We wish Grosvenor’s 'fab four' the best of luck at this event and hope that they, along with their mentor Mr Taggart, have plenty to celebrate on the night. 

Grosvenor's 'fab four' - Lucy Milhench, Alicia Gallagher, Louisa Millar and Olivia Millar, take centre stage at the prestigious ''INVENT' Student Final', held at the University of Ulster on Wednesday 13th September.