Jon’s vision for improved third world hygiene
Bassingbourn Village College year 11 student Jon Cheeseright has been shortlisted to win a national Industrial Cadet Award.
The ceremony will take place at the Institution of Engineering and Technology in London, followed by a celebration reception at the Savoy Hotel.
Jon’s participation was part of an outreach program run by the Cambridge-based technology company ARM, which saw him spend a week working with other school students from across the region.
He said:” We were challenged to find solutions to problems such as how to keep track of refugees and improving access to clean water in slums. My group’s idea was to attach a light to a tap that would highlight the dirt and grime on people’s hands, which could be used in slums to try and improve hygiene. The groups then presented their business solutions to Arm employees, and everyone else in the program. My team’s idea was considered objectively the ‘most likely to succeed in the real world’, which meant that we earned ‘money’ from our ‘business’.
“On top of this, it turned out that I had made the best investments, which meant I made the most ‘money’ from the program, and therefore won!”
“I would like to thank the sustainability team at ARM for giving us all an absolutely amazing experience on the program, and to the company as a whole for inspiring me to go into engineering.”