Eco-challenge for Young Entrepreneurs
Students design Hydrogen-powered Litter Bin for competition in Portsmouth.
Congratulations go out to Laura Hutber, Auman Yick, Meredith Hughes, Eliot Lynch, and Ben Walker for achieving an award at the recent Young Entrepreneurs Competition in Portsmouth.
The winning team was chosen from amongst our school’s Eco-Warriors back in November 08 and have since been hard at work to design, manufacture and present an innovative product that is “both eco-friendly and sustainable”.
Developing an idea to create a fun product that would encourage young people to be more ‘litter conscious’, the team designed a transportable litterbin driven by a hydrogen-powered model car….and so grew Bin of Destiny Inc. (BDI)!
Using a wind turbine, the car was able to generate electric power, which in turn produced hydrogen from distilled water held in a special tank on board the car.
There were many obstacles to overcome from concept to manufacture and the Beaufort students were judged both on the quality of their design and the documentation that had to accompany the product.
Finally, when the ten ‘dragons’ representing businesses across Hampshire came to judge the thirteen finalist schools, they gave the award for Best Trade Stand to Henry Beaufort School.
Well done to the team- a great effort, with a great achievement!