The Sigma Trust - Students in Action

Sigma Ideas Competition 2018

During the autumn term Year 6 and Year 7 students from across the Trust's schools participated in the second Sigma Ideas Project; an educational ideas competition, run on behalf of the trust by 7billionideas. The initiative challenged students to create an idea ‘that could change the world’, which the teams then presented with a written brief, designs and prototypes. The challenge certainly ignited the students’ creativity and there were some fantastic projects produced.
The winning teams from each of the Trust’s schools, along with a number from link primary schools, converged on the Stanway School for the finals just before Christmas. They presened their ideas to each of the four judges who questioned them on their development and ‘future’ plans for their ideas. There were some amazing ideas put forward by the young students, which made the judges’ decisions even harder.
Congratulations to the winning team from Clacton County High School, who had designed ‘The Food Saver’. A special smartphone app, which would allow users to scan food items as they put them into the fridge after purchase. The app informs when things need to be ‘used by’ and ensures food is not wasted, by being forgotten about and left in the fridge.
When shopping, you can also recall which items you still have left in the fridge to prevent duplicate items being purchased needlessly.

Many thanks to the team from 7billionideas for organising the competition and well done to all the teams who participated from the Sigma Trust schools.