The annual Little Big Awards run by international company Cisco Systems, challenges school students to come up with a product that utilises the internet in a new and inspiring way. This year’s innovative idea from the Wyvern team was an infrared scanner called ‘NanDroid’ to monitor the movements of an elderly relative in their home, building a profile of their daily routine and contacting a family member if that routine is broken.
Joining seven other school teams in the regional finals, the Wyvern students had to produce a business plan and prototype of their product and then present it in a Dragons Den format to a panel of industry experts.
The team were delighted to come in the top three in all categories, winning the ‘Best Business Case’ prize, and coming second overall, narrowly missing out on the top prize.
Alan Newton, Headteacher, said “I am acutely aware of what the challenge entails, so I am very appreciative of their efforts and success. That’s quite a run of success now, four consecutive years of coming back with an award”.
The team are keen to develop their product further and already have their eyes set on another competition in the future.
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