On 2nd November, our competition team went to Unilever’s Port Sunlight Research Centre to really understand the competition problem we have been set.

Megan Pomphret, Lucy Bilsborrow, Ruby Young, Ella Driver and Caitlin Armstrong all got to see the packaging department, play with new jelly soap, use a virtual shop application and bounce ideas around to solve the problems of getting children in the
developing world to wash their hands more.

They are also adding to their competition brief that the packaging must be recyclable and that less water should be used to make it more sustainable. This is part of Unilever’s plan to be more responsible manufacturers and to give young people a chance to understand their industry. They also could win the chance to have their product made.

The students really enjoyed the experience and they were a credit to the school. They asked and answered well-thought out questions about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) concepts and impressed the Unilever staff with their enthusiasm.

Wish our team luck as they work on the problem  and then enter their ideas in March