Children think up some world-changing ideas

Students from across North Tyneside are set to battle it out in a competition showcasing ideas that could change the world.

Saturday, 11th March 2017, 7:40 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 9:55 am
Pupils from Whitehouse Primary School prepare for the #TyneTogether2017 showcase.

Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils involved in the NorthTyneside Learning Trust are taking part in the ideas competition #TyneTogether2017.

Working in groups of three over the last six weeks, youngsters have been generating and developing ideas that could change the world.

They have created posters, models and presentations to help explain their idea and their passion for it.

One team from each school will be chosen and will go through to the first #TyneTogether2017 final on March 14, at Tyne Metropolitan College, where each team will present their ideas and prototypes to a panel of judges and explain why their idea is world-changing.

Kehri Ellis, chief executive at the Trust, said: “North Tyneside Learning Trust is delighted to be working with 7billionideas to deliver #TyneTogether2017.

“I am confident that the children across Trust primary schools will develop world-changing ideas as part of this competition.

“I am incredibly excited about meeting our talented young entrepreneurs when they showcase their world-changing ideas at the grand final.

“Good luck everyone.”

David Harkin, CEO, 7billionideas, said: “We can’t wait to be part of #TyneTogether2017.

“We know the students will generate a variety of world-changing ideas which will be linked to multiple topics.”

“We’re excited to see the entrepreneurial spirit in every student be unlocked by this competition and can’t wait to work with the schools of North Tyneside.”

The primary schools involved are Grasmere Academy, Balliol, Benton Dene, Ivy Road, Denbigh Community, Stephenson Memorial, Richardson Dees, Western Community, Redesdale Primary, Battle Hill, Wallsend Jubilee, Hazlewood Community, Greenfields Community, Fordley Community, Whitehouse, King Edward, and Hadrian Park.