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North East Leaders Award

This award, funded by The Reece Foundation, and supported by the Discovery Museum, invites pupils from Primary and Secondary schools in the north-east of England to be inspired by an engineer from a local industry. 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.
The deadline is the 29th March 2017. 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 on the 24th May 2017, followed by a public exhibition at the Discovery Museum Newcastle from the 25th − 26th June 2017. For more information about the North East Primary Engineer and Secondary Engineer Leaders Award Exhibition please click here and register your interest.
Primary Engineer and the Leaders Award extend their thanks to the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Siemens, The EEF, Nissan, SEVCON, Elring Klinger, the NE Automotive Alliance and many other NE 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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Lois Turnbull: is a 10-year-old pupil from Bothal Primary School in Ashington, Northumberland. Her ‘New style of Can’ it provides extra leverage that makes it easier to open. Lois was inspired by Tom Iceton of Tharsus.
Brandon McConnell: is a 11-year-old pupil from Hawthorn Primary School in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne & Wear. His ‘Baby Car Chair Lifter’ that makes it easier to take your baby out of the car and travel around without waking the baby. Fara Serijian who has retired from City Consultancy Services was inspirational for Brandon.
Codey Payne: is a 11-year-old pupil from Lord Blyton Primary School in South Shields, Tyne & Wear. Her ‘Super Shower’ which incorporates shower gel, shampoo and conditioner at the touch of a button.
Patrick Turnbull: is a 12-year-old pupil from St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne & Wear. His ‘Foot Dryer’ for people with difficulties reaching their feet.
Rashan Sanchez: is a 12-year-old pupil from St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne & Wear. His invention ’The Gazer’ designed for deaf people with built in hearing aids and microphones it will help them to participate with others.
Ethan Wakenshaw: is a 13-year-old pupil from St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne & Wear. His ‘Personal Orientated Pen’ (POP for short) also known as the ‘Sophisticated Controlled Pen’ (SCP for short) is a self-writing pen that can write when you talk into a microphone also incorporates wireless and blue tooth.
Mahir Mazhar: is a 13-year-old pupil from St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne & Wear. His ‘Wind-up Battery Phone’ allows the phone to be charged by the conversion of kinetic to electromagnetic energy.
Courtney Carr: is a 16-year-old pupil from Keelman’s Way School in Hebburn, Tyne & Wear. Her invention the ‘Posh Wheelchair’ incorporates Safety, Suspension, Luxury and image.
Nathan Brown: is a 19-year-old pupil from Keelman’s Way School in Hebburn, Tyne & Wear. His invention the ‘Easy Traveller’ which incorporates inflatable pillows that protects the uses if involved in an accident.
Isabelle Lavery: is a 6 year old pupil from Brunton First School in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne & Wear. Her ‘Amazing Hover Train’ helps the train driver as the train drives itself. Isabelle was inspired by Mr Ashpool and Mr Blagburn of ABS.
Jayden Dennett: is a 6-year-old pupil from Keelman’s Way School in Hebburn, Tyne & Wear. His ’Automatic Goal Counter’ counts the number of balls that go over the line into the back of the net.
Sonny Quinn: is a 7-year-old pupil from Brunton First School in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne & Wear. His ‘Voice Activated Shower’ allows for voice controlled adjustable shower control without the need to touch buttons. This was invented for the blind. Mr Moore and Mr Anna of WSP Parsons Brinkerhoff provided inspiration for Sonny.
Lana McKenzie: is a 7-year-old pupil from Ss Peter & Paul RC Primary in South Shields, Tyne & Wear. Her ‘Power-oh-Matic’ step into a machine provides power boost to everyone. Lana was inspired by Vince McNulty and Simon Todd of Rolls Royce.
Isabel Johnson: is an 8-year-old pupil from Brunton First School in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne & Wear. Her ‘Safe Swimming Costume’ that turns into a float when a lever is pulled. Isabel was inspired by Louis Marshall and Lee Holdsworth of Sir Robert McAlpine and RES.
Finlay Wake: is an 8-year-old pupil from Lord Blyton Primary School in South Shields, Tyne & Wear. His ‘Attached Tooth Brush’ which combines tooth brush, toothpaste and floss will make teeth brushing quicker and more efficient.
Ana-Sofia Franklin: is a 9-year-old pupil from Brunton First School in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne & Wear. Her ‘Appletron 3000’ is a bike that sucks up apples that have fallen on the floor, helping farmers picking apples. Ana-Sophia was inspired by Louis Marshall and Lee Holdsworth of Sir Robert McAlpine and RES.
Holly Davis: is a 9-year-old pupil from Ss Peter & Paul RC Primary in South Shields, Tyne & Wear. Her ‘Tent in a can’ inflates by pulling the ring pull and deflates by the touch of a button. Vince McNulty and Simon Todd of Rolls Royce was inspirational to Holly.
Rhys Isles: is a 10-year-old pupil from Whitburn Village Primary School in Sunderland, Tyne & Wear. His ‘Unique Tri-cycle’ was invented as a transportation for people with back injuries Dominic Wilcox of Cultural Spring was inspirational for Rhys.

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