The Duke of York, Patron, TeenTech, hosted the TeenTech Awards 2015 Prize Giving at Buckingham Palace on 4th November, 2015.
TeenTech organises a national competition to inspire young people about the career possibilities in Science, Technology and Engineering.
At the Prize Giving students displayed their award-winning projects and pitched their problem solving ideas to the audience.
Projects included the eWaterTap, a patent pending device to help rural communities in Africa to manage their water systems.
His Royal Highness awarded prizes as follows:
- Consumer Product of the Year – James Allen’s Girls’ School
- Design and Construction – The Hayfield School
- Digital Skills – Loreto Grammar
- Education – Birkdale School
- Energy – The Costello School
- Future of Food – Birkdale School
- Health – Isaac Newton Academy
- Infrastructure – Park House School
- International Collaboration – The King Edward VI School Morpeth
- Manufacturing and Environment – Tunbridge Wells Grammar School
- Music Media and Entertainment – Okehampton College
- Research and Information – Birkdale School
- Retail and Finance – Notre Dame School
- Safety and Security – Sandbach High School
- Transport – Ysgol Glan-y-Mor
- Wearable Technology – Loreto Grammar
At the Prize Giving, The Duke presented Alton Covent School with The People’s Choice Award – an award voted by fellow schools in the audience. His Royal Highness then awarded Mrs Daljit Kaur, Loughborough Grammar School, with Teacher of the Year.
The Duke of York said “what you have achieved is remarkable… It is a real pleasure to see just how TeenTech has moved forward.”