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In the year 2114... - Junior winner

Animal and language translator! by Damian Thorpe. Hackleton CE Primary School, Hackleton, Northampton.

In the year 2114... - Intermediate 1 winner

Flood Detecting Barrier Tube! by Sophia Vines. Kensington Prep School, London.

In the year 2114... - Intermediate 2 winner

The Great Disolvable Bone! by Sam Roberts. St John the Baptist Primary School, Halstead, Essex.

In the year 2114... - Senior winner

Internet Delivery Printer by Amelia Jravis. Queen Anne's Caversham, Reading, West Berkshire.

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National school competition


For the NSEW 2014 out-of-the-box ideas challenge, we asked students to envision the world of the future!

In the year 2114...

Students thought about what the world will be like in 100 years and then shared with us a vision of a development they thought would have come into practice. These included new products, scientific, technological or medical advancements and designs to help deal with demands on natural resources.

Almost 10,000 students participated from over 200 schools! Submissions included posters, collages, graphic designs and photos of models, and they were judged by a panel based on how innovative, researched and well-presented they were.



Animal and language translator

Damian Thorpe | Hackleton CE Primary School

Prize: Zoomer

Highly Commended:

Home surgery |Maya Jutha | Leicester High School for Girls

The moisture collector |Taylor McDonald | St Gilbert's Church of England Primary School

Intermediate 1


Flood Detecting Barrier Tube

Sophia Vines | Kensignton Prep School

Prize: Zoomer

Highly Commended:

Lighting conductor | Sophie Games | Rhodes Avenue Primary School

Old people airbag | Lilly Howards | St Adrew's School

Intermediate 2


The Great Disolvable Bone!

Sam Roberts | St John the Baptist Primary School

Prize: Zoomer

Highly Commended:

H2O producer | Gabriella Pathmanathan | St Albans High School for Girls

Cap saver 5000 | Elizabeth Macmillan | Port Ellen Primary



Internet Delivery Printer

Amelia Jarvis | Queen Anne's Caversham

Prize: Sphero

Highly Commended:

UBS Jab | Joanna Harrold | South Charnwood High School

The Oxygenator | Thomas Keeley | Deanery CE High School 


Missed out?

While the competition has closed you can still use the resources below to run a fun and easy activity with pupils.

Pupil hand-out

Teachers' notes


Plus, you can visit the 2013 competition's page, What a waste, for additional ideas.