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Burnley Leaders Award

The award, funded as part of the Primary Engineer and Secondary Engineer ‘Making it in Burnley’ programme, with Burnley Council and AMS NEVE, links through to the Burnley Bondholders and schools to inspire pupils with the extraordinary careers available to them in Burnley.
The Leaders Award invites pupils from Primary and Secondary schools in Burnley to be inspired by an engineer from an industry in their own town! They can then apply an engineer’s eye to the world and identify problems in need of solving. When they have settled on their idea, they draw and annotate it, making clear what the problem is and their unique solution to it.
All entries we receive will be awarded certificates, some will achieve Merits and Distinctions. A panel chooses two great ideas from each year group. These winners are presented with awards as part of a private show and awards day, followed by a public exhibition. For more information contact the info@leadersaward.com or register your school here.
Primary Engineer and the Leaders Award extend their thanks to the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Siemens and many Burnley industries for their support. The aim is to inspire pupils with the extraordinary careers available to them in the region, meet engineers and understand their career paths and motivation.

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2016/17 Burnley Winners

Winners 2017

Emilia Maleszewska is a Year 1 pupil from Cherry Fold Community Primary School in Burnley, inspired by Vicki Goldsworthy from Futaba Tenneco, Emilia invented a “Robot” that looks after her.
Holly-Jade Smith was inspired by Vicki Goldsworthy from Futaba Tenneco, who visited Cherry Fold Community Primary School in Burnley. Holly-Jade, a Year 1 pupil, designed a “Robot” with buttons.
Kara-Louise Moore from Cherry Fold Community Primary School Burnley, is a Year 2 pupil. Inspired Vicki Goldsworthy from Futaba Tenneco, Kara-Louise designed her invention to utilise body heat as a power-source, the “Light Jacket” is a coat with a button that illuminates the garment when it is dark.
Harley Shackleton in Year 2 at Cherry Fold Community Primary School, Burnley, was inspired by Vicki Goldsworthy from Futaba Tenneco and invented the “Lullaby Rabbit,” which senses when your baby cries and sings a lullaby to get the baby back to sleep.
Jemima Tennant is a Year 3 pupil at Wheatley Lane Methodist Voluntary Aided Primary School, Burnley.  Jemima was inspired by Bill Tiplady from MEA Lean Associates Ltd to design a “See Though Toaster,” so the operator can see how the toasting process is progressing.
Nicole Cooke attends Wheatley Lane Methodist Voluntary Aided Primary School Burnley, where she is a Year 3 pupil. Following an inspiring visit by Bill Tiplady from MEA Lean Associates Ltd, Nicole devised the “Teddy Lifter” that removes teddy bears from your bed before you go to sleep.

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Ruby Lambert is a Year 4 pupil attending Briercliffe Primary School Burnley. Ruby was inspired by Mr McLoughlin from TRW to invent the “Fill-Up Fork,” this devise is an item of cutlery with a built-in sauce container that, on pressing a grey button, dispenses sufficient condiment for a single mouthful of food (usually chips).
 Mia Capstick from Briercliffe Primary School Burnley, is a Year 4 pupil who, inspired by Mr McLoughlin from TRW, invented the “Automatic Bike Stabilisers” that assist people learning to ride a bicycle; they start off in the down position to allow the rider to mount the bike and ride off, then they retract. Should the sensors detect tilting, the stabilisers drop to avoid accidentally falling off.
Elle Mai Spencer, a Year 5 pupil from Hapton Church of England/Methodist Primary School Burnley, developed the “Smart Bike,” a new form of bicycle with GPS, a heated seat and automatic LED Lights, all powered by the motion of the bike in use. Elle was inspired by Amy Ellis from Atkins.
Chloe Moore attends Padiham Green Church of England Primary School Burnley, she is a Year 5 pupil who invented the “Butter Lipstick,” a portable device to assist people in spreading their butter whilst out and about.
Kelsea Ridge is a Year 6 pupil from Heasandford Primary School Burnley. Inspired by Kevin Burke from Primary Engineer, Kelsea invented the “Bully Buzzer,” a device that alerts adults or teachers when someone is being bullied in school.
Zara Cheetham in Year 6 at Wheatley Lane Methodist Voluntary Aided Primary School Burnley, was inspired by Bill Tiplady from MEA Lean Associates Ltd to invent the “Waker Maker,” an invention to help someone wake-up. It connects to curtains and, at the desired time, the blinds are opened and light flood the bedroom thus waking-up the sleeping person.
Lauren Kean a pupil in Year 7 at Shuttleworth College Burnley, devised the “Study Right,” an app that lets children play on their electronic devices only after they have answered a question, which pop up every 2 minutes, meaning parents can monitor their children’s study time. Lauren was inspired by Kevin Burke from Primary Engineer.
Denis Lebeidenski from Shuttleworth College Burnley, is in Year 7 and was inspired by Kevin Burke from Primary Engineer to invent the “Vibrate-a-Seat,” a convenient device to help stop older people getting numb legs after sitting on the lavatory; the user pushes a lever causing the padded seat to vibrate thus alleviating numbness.

2016/17 Burnley Winners

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