Oakley Vale Primary School

Part of the Brooke Weston Trust

Educating the next generation of inspirational adults

Oakley Vale Believes Big!

Oakley Vale Believes Big!

Our Year 4 students have developed innovative ideas as part of a Trust-wide primary ‘Believe Big’ project and they will present their ideas at the final in July.  The competition mirrors one that has already taken place in the secondary schools where students are asked to come up with ideas, create posters, models and do a presentation to judges.

Teams have racked their brains to come up with world changing inventions and those at Oakley Vale Primary School have included a remote control football to develop sports skills and a hairdo machine that transforms people’s looks at the touch of a button!

Year4 teacher Nikki Clarke said: ‘The project was launched by Josh from 7 Billion Ideas and it’s aimed at getting the children to think about a world changing idea. They each came up with six ideas and worked in teams of three to choose one and develop it. They created a poster, stories and models so it has been the starting point for a lot of work and it also builds teamwork skills.’

Amelia Rodrigues, Lily Hampton and Isabel Pinkerton from Adders came up with time travelling glasses that would help blind people go back in time to see different things. Lily said: ‘We called our team “The Epic Gravel” as it mixes glasses with time travel. I liked making the poster and model.’   

Isabel added: ‘We all worked as a team and I liked doing everything.’

Reva Park, Lizette Masanga and Zorka Nagy created ‘Translator 6000’ with an earpiece which translates languages. They called their team IAWC, an acronym for ‘It’s a World Change’. Zorka said: ‘If you have got a friend and they speak a different language then you can understand it and learn it.'

Both teams will present their ideas at the primary final of the Trust Believe Big campaign at Rockingham Speedway on 12 July. It will be a chance for teams from all five Trust primaries to showcase their innovative ideas that may one day become a reality!