31 May 2023
After months of product development, our intrepid Year 8 inventors – Carmen, Gabriella, Smrithi, Emilie and Anisha – won this prestigious award for their ingenious invention: ‘Room Environment Monitor Infobot’, or REMI for short.
The theme of the annual competition this year was ‘accelerating energy transition’ to support overall sustainability and climate response goals, with over 200 teams from across the UK entering. Team REMI uniquely addressed this theme by aiming to reduce the School’s energy use, making running FHS more sustainable and reducing our carbon footprint. To achieve this, REMI measures a classroom’s temperature and light level and warns the user when levels are above a certain threshold.
Held on Wednesday 3rd May, the grand final saw teams of students from across the UK gathering to present their products to an expert judging panel comprising of senior representatives from leading corporations, including PepsiCo, Rolls-Royce, Microsoft and NHS England. During the finals, Team REMI presented their invention calmly and professionally, showing a high level of expertise and an abundance of enthusiasm. They also participated in a ‘race to ingenuity’ challenge (building their own race car), took part in a speed networking session with business leaders and enjoyed meeting fellow engineers from schools across the UK. You can read more about the competition here.
Team REMI’s win is the latest in a series of exciting developments in STEM at FHS, including the rising popularity of clubs such as Robotics and Raspberry Pi Club and Coding Club. We recently welcomed computer scientist Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon as a guest speaker in our pioneering Hale Lecture Series, co-founder of Stemettes and the youngest girl ever to pass A Level Computing at age 11. We are also delighted to be offering A Level Computer Science for the first time from September 2023, and uptake for GCSE Computer Science rises year on year.
There’s no doubt that Team REMI’s success will inspire our whole community, and huge congratulations to the girls for displaying such ingenuity, perseverance, creativity and teamwork. The FHS community is so proud of you and we can’t wait to see what the future of REMI holds!