On Tuesday 10th October 2017, we were very lucky to welcome three visitors from TfL to launch the Innovate Challenge with our Year 12 students. TfL Innovate is a unique opportunity for Year 12 students to develop the skills employers want, with the ultimate winners from a London wide competition winning a place on a TfL work experience scheme.
The students listened intently as they were informed about the TfL Innovate Challenge. Supported by TfL the students will work in teams of four to six, the students must produce:
- A filmed presentation in school (up to five minutes) with all team members contributing. The presentation will consist of a PowerPoint with students presenting to camera, and will be judged on content, not production values
- An ‘advert’ for their innovation (30 seconds), which could be animation, infographics or any medium viewed on a screen
- A design of their innovation in any medium they choose: physical model, computer aided design model, technical picture or an artistic impression
Team members will be assigned roles that reflect the real world and the best teams will be shortlisted to attend a final event in central London with senior TfL staff, stakeholders and suppliers. All the finalists’ presentations, adverts and designs will be showcased and the teams will answer questions from the TfL panel and supply chain experts before a winner is chosen. 35 of our Year 12 students have signed up to take part in this exciting challenge, and they already developing their ideas for an innovative new solution to London’s transport issues. The project will take place over the next few months and will be overseen by Mr McDonnell.