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Children’s Solutions to Our Biggest Issues

9th July 2020

Categories: Latest News

Announced today are the winners of Healthy Young Minds, a national competition where primary school-age children across the nation came up with innovative solutions to our biggest problems, including Covid-19.  

Run by creative healthcare agency, Create Health, the competition briefs received almost 1,000 downloads and covered a wide range of ecological topics. Entries were uploaded in the form of photographs, videos and fantastic pieces of art work, and the winners will be awarded with a variety of e-prizes that can be enjoyed by the whole family. 

Judges were from a variety of scientific, tech and creative backgrounds and included Phil Blackmore, Creative Director, Ruth Shallcross, Regional Mentor at the Primary Science Trust, and Lisa Freeman, Director at 18a Productions. 

“It’s always fascinating to see how a young mind solves a problem”, comments Phil Blackmore, creative director at Create Health “This year’s entries have been fab. Not only have the ideas been wonderfully creative and pure in thought, they have clearly been influenced by many of the key messages put out there by the government – a reminder to us all that children absorb everything – and a reason why we should encourage STEM subjects.” 

The winning entries included a brilliantly detailed drawing from Tanish depicting superhero Coronakid and his Coronavirus fighting super powers. Winners also included some inspired creations for Dyson’s next big invention brief by Sam and Ben including Mr Snuggles – the calming bear for anxious children and robot D.A.V.E, the Dyson Automatic Virus Ender. A full list of winners will be published on the Healthy Young Minds website shortly. 

Healthy Young Minds debuted in in Summerhill Academy in Bristol last year, and saw another successful year despite facing the obstacles posed by UK Covid-19 lockdown restrictions. The digital transformation of the competition provided a wider scope of talented and creative young minds with the opportunity to participate, and proved that the leaders of tomorrow are filled with ingenious minds and big ideas. Look out world! 

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