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Junior School clinch top prize

Posted: 29th January 2024

Boys with Award

Year 6 Boys’ Creative Endeavour Earns National Recognition

In a triumphant moment for St Lawrence College Junior School, a group of Year 6 boys emerged victorious in their category at the ‘UK Design Challenge 2024’ finals last week hosted by Bett. Their innovative approach to reducing food waste not only captured the attention of the judges but also secured top honours in the competition.

Winning boys on stage

Revolutionizing our School Canteen: A Winning Idea

Motivated by their concern about the significant food waste within the school, the boys’ winning project centred around a unique sticker and scrape-away system. Their solution, which allows students to request smaller portions and aids servers in identifying these preferences, has proved to be a game-changer.

Sticker to reduce food waste

A Look Back: Journey to Success

Why not take a look at the video below to see the boys presentation that clinched the prize and takes a look at how the boys think they can develop their idea further to build on their national success.

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National Recognition and Future Aspirations

Everyone at St Lawrence College is really proud of the hard work and dedication that the boys have put into this project and they really do deserve the recognition they have received. This victory has bolstered their commitment to making their food waste reduction initiative a widespread practice in schools across the country. Plans are underway to engage with catering companies and advocate for the adoption of their effective system. We can’t wait to see what the future has instore for Algie, Remi, Johnny and Reuben.



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