Creative thinkers from Belfast declared Young Water Dragon Winners

Article Date: 28th March 2018

Students, David Dugan, Craig Ennis and Knox Wilson from Grosvenor Grammar School, Belfast were recently honoured with the Future Water Association Young Water Dragons Prize at The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition. 
The students wowed the judges with their project entitled LifeBlock. As part of the project, the team created a concept to send aid to developing countries and countries that have experienced natural disasters. Once the said flood has been contained, the Lifeblock can then be used to build suitable housing and other buildings.  
The Future Water Association Young Water Dragons Prize was awarded to an innovative project that the company believe to be the next generation of creative thinkers and entrepreneurs. The students will receive a cash prize, a meeting with a water company chief executive, and a work experience day with a leading water company
The students from Grosvenor Grammar School were chosen from over 500 finalists from across the country in The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Competition after pitching her project to judges. 
The Big Bang Competition is an annual contest designed to recognise and reward young people's achievements in all areas of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), as well as helping them build skills and confidence in project-based work. 
Congratulating David, Craig and Knox, Mark Titterington, Chief Executive of Engineering UK which organises The Big Bang Competition said: “Looking at this innovative project it’s easy to see why it stood out to the judges, however we’ve been blown away by the quality of entries from all the finalists – not only for their brilliant work but for showcasing it to crowds of people at The Big Bang Fair.  
“It certainly bodes well for the future that the scientists, engineers and inventors of tomorrow are already producing such astute and creative project work.” 
Paul Horton, CEO of Future Water Association said: “The Future Water Association is delighted to have taken part in The Big Bang Competition this year. We were looking for creative thinking in the student’s engagement with water science and technology and we found this in bucket loads! We have certainly seen some of Britain’s finest young minds at work here and choosing our Young Water Dragon for 2018 was a real challenge. Our winners have the potential to go a long way in the water industry and create a sustainable future for the environment and generations to come. “ 
For more information about next year's competition please visit 
About The Big Bang Competition and The Big Bang Fair 
The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) for young people in the UK. Taking place from 14-17 March 2018 at The NEC in Birmingham, it celebrates and raises the profile of young people’s achievement in science and engineering, and encourage more young people to take part in science, 
technology, engineering and maths initiatives with support from their parents and teachers.  
School groups are invited to visit the first three days of The Big Bang Fair, which will also be open to the public on the Saturday. Young people will leave enlightened about how science and engineering feature in everything they wear, eat and do. A number of apprentice, graduate and experienced engineers and scientists will be on hand to quiz, providing young people with the opportunity to discover how science and maths can lead to a great career. The Big Bang Fair also hosts the finals of the prestigious Big Bang Competition.   
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