The project involved schools across Hertfordshire with a challenge to pupils: what will technology look like in the future and what does it mean to you. Children in Years Five, Six, Seven and Eight took part and Dave Bennion, the Marketing and Sales Director here at Ogle, was kindly asked to judge and select the finalists.
The Future of Technology Art competition stipulated the designs needed to be on A4 paper, including a name for the design. The top entries were selected to appear in a collage book, showcasing the visions for the future. The ‘A-Z of the future of technology inspired by the kids of today’ book is to be sold and all the profits donated to The Brompton Foundation, which provides support, resources and equipment to children and their families at Royal Brompton Hospital.
The prizes included two Microsoft Surface Pro 3 devices, Love2Shop vouchers and free IT health checks for winning schools.
Stephen McPartland, MP for Stevenage, said: “We want students to show us their vision of the future in technology. It could be computing, robotics, spaceflight or other applications. Stevenage is leading the way in many areas of technology and the next generation can continue to build for the future.”
At the prizegiving event on 3 March, we had one more surprise up our sleeve for the winner Lilia Dempsey: a 3D printed model of the artwork they had designed. Congratulations to all of the pupils who created such outstanding designs, it was an inspiration for us to be surrounded by such talent and enthusiasm for technology and the future.