The winners have been announced for Rapid Online’s Young Inventors 2014 Competition, which looks to find the UK and Ireland’s next big inventor. Max Best in Form 3 at Aysgarth has been awarded a runner-up prize for his concept of a 'life-giving' straw. This straw aims to reduce the chance of people drinking diseased and dirty liquids. When someone takes a sip through the straw, microscopic filters and a sponge filled with safe-to-digest cleaning chemicals will clear the liquid of any harmful elements.
Youngsters have been submitting their ground-breaking designs since October. The winners' schools including Aysgarth, have all received a LEGO Education WeDo Construction Set and a LEGO Education WeDo Software and Activity Pack.