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The winning house for P7 was Skye for the technology challenge last week!
Today we presented our inventions and innovations to the dragons. Miss Edmonston, Mr Connor and Mrs Maxwell came to judge our inventions and pitches. Some were a bargain, too good refuse, offering over 20% of their company for only £1000, for an item they would be charging £150 for! That would make the dragons a huge profit if successful. Others priced themselves out the market looking for a slightly unrealistic ten trillion pounds investment! Over the course of the topic we researched gaps in the market and everyday problems people would like us to solve. We used a logbook to record and date all our ideas. We then checked if anything similar already existed. If it did we didn’t give up straight away, we thought about innovations to improve the existing product. We considered our target market and where our product would sell, we researched how much similar items cost and thought about our materials. Ecofriendly items were a big plus! We then created posters to advertise our product, leaflets to explain them and used our graphic skills to produce a labelled diagram to use during our dragon pitch. In the end SpecTators won, Stretchable Soccer came second and Refuse Reducer came in third. The dragons were impressed with every pitch! We all enjoyed the topic, especially the celebration afterwards.
We have had a very exciting and busy day at Sky Academy creating trailers for horror movies. We were organised into four groups. We each had a studio to plan a storyboard and film scenes for our trailers. We used our communication skills effectively to work together while developing our technology skills too. We then had a special shoeing of our trailers on the big screen. These will come home today on our own usb sky bands. They are amazing. If you don’t like being scared do not watch them on your own with the lights out…you’ve been warned!