Sentinus R&D Programme Celebration & Assessment
A Big Bang event was
held today in the Braid Ballymena, with two teams of Ballymena Academy pupils
taking part. Over the past 6 months the eight pupils have worked as part of the
Sentinus R&D programme, solving two problems set by our link company
Wrightbus. Today in the Braid was the celebration of all the teams’ solutions and
their assessment for Gold Crest Awards.
Our two Year 13, Sentinus R&D teams are:
· Charis Hanna, Owen
Cavanagh, Andrew Heaney and Matthew Petticrew, who make up the Ramp Force
Detector System Team
· Jordan Law, Thomas
Mauger, John McKane and Joshua Nelson who make up the Bus Seat Detector Team
Congratulations to all 8 pupils on their very successful solutions and
for achieved their Gold Crest Award.
total 21 teams took part from across Northern Ireland, with sponsors of the
event, GES Group (Grant Electrical Services
Ltd.), awarding one overall prize to the
team which showed outstanding achievement.
It’s pleasing to report that this was won by the Ballymena
Academy, Bus Seat Detector Team of Jordan, Thomas, John and Joshua. The Ramp Force Detector System Team were placed 3rd. Many
congratulations to both teams.
The team was presented with a trophy and each member received a
certificate and an Amazon gift
card. The Bus Seat Detector solution
will be displayed in the GES Group Boardroom and team members will be given a
tour of the GES Group’s Mallusk facility. At the awards ceremony, the winning team
members were congratulated by GES Group representatives, Lorraine Farrell, Customer Relations Manager and
Rachel Doherty, HSQE Manager.
Many thanks to Sentinus for running the scheme, Wrightbus for providing
us with the initial problems and for the support and time during the
programme of Mr. Alister Hanna, and to GES Group for sponsoring the award.
A big thank you too, to Miss Wylie and Mrs. Simpson, for their work
mentoring, enthusing, encouraging and developing each of the engineering teams throughout
Photographs thanks to Miss Wylie.