'Big Bang' Science and Engineering Fair 2013

Congratulations to Grosvenor Grammar School pupil Gareth Reid, Form 4, who has been selected to represent Northern Ireland at the highly prestigious UK ‘Big Bang’ Science and Engineering Fair 2013.

Entry to this event, which will be held at the ‘ExCel Centre’ in London from 14th – 17th March, came after Gareth achieved first place in the ‘Software4Schools’ category and runner-up in the ‘Young Engineer for Britain’ category at the province-wide ‘Sentinus Young Innovators’ Awards’, held at the Odyssey last year.

Gareth’s ‘Write to Read’ project has seen him design an iphone app capable of photographing written text and presenting it on screen in a bespoke font (created by Gareth), which has been proven to be more easily processed by dyslexic readers.

Gareth’s success comes after current Form 5 pupil Eve McLelland achieved a double success at last year’s ‘Big Bang’ event, with her Fire Sprinkler project - designed to aid emergency evacuation from a large building, helping her to achieve runner-up in the ‘Junior Engineering’ category as well as winner of the ‘CREST Creativity’ Award. 

Well done to Gareth on his selection for this year’s ‘Big Bang’ Fair: all at Grosvenor wish him the best of luck at the event, where he will compete against hundreds of the finest young Engineers from throughout the UK.

Form 4 pupil Gareth Reid with the 'Write to Read' project that has gained him entry to the prestigious 'Big Bang' Fair in March