A group of our Year 12 students were fortunate to take part in 'Life Project' an LOROS and Uppingham School hosted competition and conference for academically able and motivated Y12 pupils from Uppingham School and maintained schools in Leicestershire and Rutland. Students designed, created a business plan for and presented their technological solution to a specific palliative care problem.
This project aims to open students’ eyes to charity, palliative care, technology, entrepreneurship and careers. It was rigorously academic and cross-curricular in nature, while at the same time enhancing students’ ‘soft’ skills: creativity, teamwork, communication, presentation and so on. Students worked in teams of around 6, with each team having a mix of students from different schools and with different A Levels and university/career aspirations. Undergraduates, teachers, and professionals from the world of medicine, technology, entrepreneurship, finance and law provided advice to the teams.
On Friday 4 March, the project culminated in each of the student teams having the opportunity to present their solutions to a panel of judges and the LOROS team. The panel voted for the winning solution and LOROS intend to now invest in making their suggestions a reality! There were also keynote speeches from some of the experts involved in mentoring the students through the project, as well as the chance to network with business and technology leaders during the day.