Olivia Dempster: is a 7 year old pupil from Galston Primary School (East Ayrshire) who has invented a Self-Rocking Baby Cot with Sensor to help restless babies and tired mums – she was inspired by engineer John Nolan from Neogen.
Olivia Johnstone: is Strathmiglo Primary School’s (Fife) second winner. She is 8 years old and has invented the Waste Water Heat Recovery System to help people save that most critical asset, water. Dave Smith and Chris Small of Babcock were of great inspiration to Olivia.
Grace Finlay: our second Craigrothie Primary School winner is 11 years old and has devised ‘ROB’ or ‘Roll Over Bench’ which means you will never again have a soggy bottom by sitting on a wet bench! Mike Wilkie, Martin Beckford and Callum Lawson from Quaker Oats helped inspire this innovation.
Maia Ota: goes to Bruntsfield Primary School in Edinburgh and is 9 years old. Her “Find My Parking Spot” (or “Parky”, for short) is a sensor and Smart Phone app used in conjunction with each other to help people find a place to park their cars. Aaron Maguire from Energy and Marine Technology was instrumental in her thought processes!
Katie Clark: is a 10 year old girl who attends Whitdale Primary School in Bathgate. To accommodate the vagaries of British weather, she has devised the ‘Umber-Wirly’, a circular washing line with a rain sensor and umbrella. Helen Young of West Lothian College and Alain Dreze from Mitsubishi were her inspirational engineers.
Hannah Graham: attends St Fillans Primary School, Houston. She is 10 years old and has devised a mug for blind people called ‘The Beeper’. She notes that her invention will help people like her Granda because you can pour the tea and, if required, milk into it and, when it is full, it beeps. Sarah Williams, a Bio-Medical Engineer from Glasgow University was inspirational to Hannah.
Andrew Laing: is a 10 year old from Craigrothie Primary School (Fife). His invention is the ‘Turn Over Speed Bump’ or ‘TOSP’ – a built-in device to slow normal traffic and, at the same time, to enable emergency 999 vehicles to pass without slowing down. Andrew drew his inspiration from Mike Wilkie, Martin Beckford and Callum Lawson from Quaker Oats.
Archie Cooper: from Inverkeilor Primary School (Angus) is 11 years old. His innovation is the ‘Safety Sole’ – shoes or insoles that monitor and report to medical personnel such details as heart rate, blood pressure, etc., plus it has a GPS system so those medical personnel know where you are in case of emergency. David Wise-Mann was inspirational to Archie.