On Thursday 1st February, a handful of Bethany High Flyers joined Mrs Hill for the launch of this year’s Weald Award for Creativity and Innovation (WACI) competition at Marlborough House school.
The competition aims to encourage pupils to explore their own creativity by coming up with new ideas, or new approaches to solve old problems.
Last year Bethany pupils were hugely successful in the competition with Bethany pupils scooping first, second and third places. William Stoneham (Year 8) was the overall winner with his innovative invention to use flush water to generate electricity. He won £500 and an experiential visit which included a tour of the pharmaceutical development labs in Sandwich after his innovation scored highly in the three categories: context, creativity and communication. At the launch event this week, William presented his winning entry to a packed hall of Year 6 and 7 pupils from a number of local schools.
Mrs Hill is hopeful that this year Bethany will have an increased number of entries and has high expectations for Year 7 pupils to win the top awards again; “Bethany pupils have incredibly creative minds and this competition provides an excellent platform from which they can showcase their talents.”
The competition will be launched to the whole of Year 7 at the beginning of the new term. Details will be sent home to coincide with this.