Flood of inventions

13th June 2003 at 01:00
The national Motorola Be an Inventor challenge was won this week by Netherlee Primary in East Renfrewshire. The P4 pupils won pound;1,000 for their Floodbuster device which stops baths overflowing. When the water level gets too high, out pops the plug.

Second prize (pound;500) went to Shawlands Primary in Glasgow for its "bag-handling wheelchair" to help disabled shoppers and third prize (pound;250) to Auchtertool Primary in Fife for its geothermally heated swimming pool.

A new Motorola award for young inventors, selected by pupils attending the finals at the Glasgow Science Centre, went to St Peter's Primary in West Dunbartonshire for its solar-powered escape chute for homes.

More than 1,800 children from 80 primary schools in Scotland took part.

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar, Buyagift.com, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today