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SHOWCASE | Little Inventors competition winners announced

24 Mar 2021

Fifty-two inventors from across four schools took part in this competition - the winners will have the opportunity to have their invention featured at the NI Science Festival.

Little Inventors is a creative education organisation that inspires imagination by taking children’s amazing ideas seriously. With the support of Northern Ireland Screen, Nerve Centre has brought Little Inventors to Northern Ireland to help turn the next generation into the superstar inventors of the future! 

In recent months, fifty-two little inventors from across four schools have taken part in our most recent challenge, the ‘Build a Car’ competition, with the incentive of taking home the top prize – the opportunity to have their invention feature at the Northern Ireland Science Festival.

For Key Stage 1 and 2, the task at hand was to build a self-propelling car from a margarine tub and for Key Stage 3 and 4, the pupils were to design their dream car of the future using 3D software.

Check out the full list of winners below – huge congratulations to all involved!

KS1 Winner:

Kevin, P1, Carrowdore Primary School

KS2 Winner

Katie Donnan, P7, Carrowdore Primary School

KS3/4 Winners:

1st Place: Ryan McElroy, Yr10, St Malachy's High Castlewellan

2nd Place: Carlo Magliocco, KS4, St Malachy's High Castlewellan

Joint 3rd Place: CJ Loughlin, 10G, Sperrin Integrated College, and Daniel Riley, 8T, Sperrin Integrated College.