CGGS Teams Place First & Second
in Victorian Invention Competition!
We congratulate a group of young Camberwell girls who are proving that you are never too young to invent.
On Monday 4 December, Girls Invent and SCALE Investors held their annual Victorian Pitch evening. One of our teams took out 1st Place with their ‘Score Buddy’ invention and another of our teams placed 2nd with their ‘We Don’t Mind’ app. A third team impressed the judges with their ‘Help Your Device’ app.
The winning team comprised of Year 7 students, Susannah, Alice, and Makayla. Their invention is a unique device called Score Buddy and it has been designed to help players keep score in a tennis game.
It was an evening of fierce competition, with teams from many other schools putting forward brilliant inventions.
After pitching to the investor audience, sharing their prototype and talking about their product in detail, it was our own Score Buddy inventors that were crowned the overall champions.
Score Buddy inventors Susannah, Alice and Mikayla were thrilled to be crowned the winners and also to receive a cash prize and a 3D printer.
Our Year 8 students, Catherine, Rachel, Aileen, Harmoni, Isabel, Eloise, Rubi and Karen were thrilled to take out 2nd place. Their app compiles all of the Australian mental health resources, making this information more accessible for teenagers.
From here, the two groups now have the opportunity to network with investors, in hope that someone will provide financial backing to help them further develop their product.
Our third team was made up of Year 7 students – Diya, Stephanie and Alexandra. Whilst they didn’t place on the evening their invention certainly impressed those in attendance. Their invention is an app called HYD (Help Your Device) and it was designed to provide users with all the help required to use their mobile devices and tablets.
We are so very proud of this young group of Camberwell Girls inventors who have worked hard all year to develop these products. Supported by our Head of Science, Eleanor Wood and Science Teacher, Eleanor Macaro, as well as Director of Girls Invent, Mark Glazebrook we are certainly preparing our students for the future.