Y6 Boy Wins Primary Engineer Leaders’ Award
Wednesday, 12 June 2019
Eesa Chariwala, a Y6 boy at the Junior School of Bolton School Boys’ Division, has been named as Year 6 Winner of the Greater Manchester Region Primary Engineer Leaders’ Award 2019!
Eesa’s winning idea, out of over 3000 entries, was for a potential cancer cure through his invention of the T.E.K. (Track, Encapsulate, Kill) Cell ! In a prestigious ceremony held at the University of Salford, Eesa picked up his award from Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham. Eesa’s design and that of his Y5 school friend, Shaurya Shaktawat, who received a Highly Commended certificate in his age group, then went on public display at the University.
The competition asks the question, ‘If you were an engineer, what would you do?’ Pupils interview engineers – Eesa interviewed an employee at Mercedes during a lecture at Bolton University - and undertake research into engineering before looking around to find problems that an engineered solution could solve. Alongside their annotated drawings, an accompanying pitch letter is required to persuade engineers to choose their design to build. Each entry is then graded by engineers and educationalists.
Mrs Winstanley, who leads the Year 6 Challenge Group, said, “Eesa’s invention is ingenious and would certainly be very beneficial to the human race! Eesa put an enormous amount of effort into his entry and his success is thoroughly deserved. The Junior School has introduced Design and Technology into the curriculum this year and Eesa was able to use some of his newly acquired skills when presenting his annotated design diagram. It was also a chance for him to use persuasive writing techniques to convince the engineers that his project was worthy of consideration. Everyone at Bolton School is very proud of him.”
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