26 Mar 2019

Students calls on Alliance members for Expertise

At an “Alliance*” breakfast briefing, on the 20 March, Year 12 student Priscilla Lee explained to guests how her team came up with their pitch-winning idea to combine exercise and video gaming.

Together with four other Island School students, Priscilla participated at a Nissan Infiniti workshop where they were challenged to think of a business idea based around a “Smart City” theme. The team presented their idea “SPEAR” at the Nissian Forum, judges were impressed and they won the first prize for the Best Pitch!

Priscilla said, “It’s very difficult to find the motivation to do exercise, especially when we have a lot of work to do. However, one thing we realized we had in common, was a love of gaming! So with SPEAR, we hope to get teenagers to get up and moving whilst simultaneously allowing them to enjoy their games.

Now, the team would like to make this platform into a reality, at the breakfast they asked for help, whether it be through internships, lessons and advice, or sharing expertise.

Notes*, The Alliance together with The Island School Trust supports the following projects, Baiwan, Katja House, Nicola Myers and Kenneth McBride Fund, Spirit Fund, Island Academy and Community Outreach programmes.

At the meeting Year 12 Anya Saunders also talked about her teams project to build four machines that can recycle plastics…more on this next week!