Sheffield’s High Hazels Academy took second place in national competition UnitedIDEAS with a project designed to help dementia sufferers.
Hosted by academy sponsor United Learning and run in partnership with 7billionideas, UnitedIDEAS is aimed at the group’s primary schools across the country, challenging pupils to come up with innovative solutions to local, national or global issues. Working in teams, pupils have been developing their ideas since the scheme’s launch in October.
At High Hazels, the young entrepreneurs drew inspiration from the elderly and in particular those suffering with dementia, creating an app for the I-Watch which helps people to remember things through a series of functions, including an information manager and facial recognition.
On Wednesday 6th March, the team from High Hazels Academy beat off stiff competition from 5,000 other pupils to take second place in the UnitedIDEAS final, which was held at…
Commented a proud Mrs Asma Maqsood-Shah, Headteacher at High Hazels Academy:
“A huge well done to the team, who have worked incredibly hard on this over the last six months. Not only has it helped to get our children thinking creatively, but it has also been a great opportunity for them to meet children from other schools across the United Learning group, as well as tieing in perfectly with our commitment to provide an Education with Character.”