Sentinus Young Innovators Awards 2012

Congratulations to a number of Grosvenor Grammar School Technologists who achieved success at the Sentinus Young Innovators Awards in the Odyssey on Tuesday 19th June.  Pupils from the School successfully gained 4 prestigious, all Ireland awards at the competition - an incredible representation across all age categories and Grosvenor’s best ever performance at Key Stage 3.

In Form 2 Hannah Blair, Lauren McAskie, Joshua Kittle, Rebecca Morrow and Andrew Proctor were declared winners of the Best Post-Primary STEM Club NI category, while Form 3 pupil Gareth Reid was selected to represent Northern Ireland at the UK Big Bang Fair 2013 in London as winner of the Software4Schools Award and runner up in the Young Engineer for Britain Award. Gareth’s Write to Read project saw 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 4 pupil Eve McLelland was selected to attend the Big Bang 2012 event in Birmingham following her success at last year’s Young Innovators awards, and is the latest in a long list of Technology and Design-related achievements enjoyed within Grosvenor over the past number of years.

Congratulations to all of Grosvenor’s winners on the day, as well as the School’s Technology and Design department, led by Mr Sammy Taggart and also including Miss Janine Semple and Mr David Platt, on their superb success.

We look forward to hearing of even more success within Grosvenor’s Technology and Design department in the near future.