Jack Malik is a Year 4 pupil from Bournmoor Primary School in Houghton-le-Spring, County Durham and was amongst the children inspired by Ian Green from Nissan. Jack has invented the “Tinky Toothbrush,” in which toothpaste, stored in the handle, is hydraulically squeezed through to the business end of the device to the brush itself.
Rubie Whitaker is a Year 5 pupil at Ramshaw Primary School in Bishop Auckland, County Durham who has invented the “Opening Sensor,” which will alert farmers, like her dad, when gates or shed doors have been left open. Chris Buck from Filtronic Broadband Ltd visited Ramshaw Primary and inspired Rubie and the other pupils there.
Sophie Thornton is a Year 5 pupil at Dame Allan’s Junior School in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, whose innovation is “The Hockey Mate,” a portable, plastic, hinged hanger; designed to be suspended from the fence surrounding the hockey pitch it prevents one’s kit from becoming soaked or lost. Mark Jackson from MJ Associates inspired Sophie when he visited her school.
Ben Hantman is a Year 6 pupil attending Dame Allan’s Junior School in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and he has devised the “Care Chair,” which will help older people get out of chairs by gently raising the seat using a single Linear Actuator. Mark Jackson from MJ Associates was instrumental in helping to inspire Ben.
Shanika Chabala is from Hilton Primary Academy in Newcastle-upon-Tyne – she is in Year 6 and her invention is “The Notes & Reminders Machine,” which, as the name implies, will greatly assist dementia sufferers to remember what they need to do on a daily basis.
James Stanley is a Year 7 student at St Cuthberts Catholic High School in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, who has devised “The Collar Messenger,” which is designed to send dog owners a text message if their pet wanders more than 100 metres from home; this chip is housed in the dog’s collar.
Christopher Simpson is a Year 7 student attending St Cuthberts Catholic High School in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, where he invented “The NFC Lock,” a phone app that, once opened on your phone will unlock your doors by way of a tap on the side of the lock.
Zoe English is a Year 8 student from St Wilfrid’s RC College in South Shields and she has invented the “Glow-in-the-Dark Seatbelt Clip,” which allows car passengers, travelling at night, to locate the buckles with ease and belt-up!
Thomas Probyn is a Year 8 student attending St Cuthberts Catholic High School in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Thomas has come up with the ingenious “iTile” which, embedded in classroom ceilings, would act as individual projectors for every student allowing easier interaction.