Boom in crash reduction
ST HILDA’S students Carys Kinnell and Elana Godfrey have won an award at the WA Young ICT Explorers Competition for their road safety invention.
The Year 6 students won for their Boom Barrier invention, which aims to reduce the amount of traffic accidents on roads.
The invention uses a boom barrier on each traffic light that is slowly lowered on an amber light, ensuring when the light is red no cars can pass. Year 6 teacher Karen Donnelly said she was proud of the students.
“They have identified a serious problem on our roads and have designed an excellent solution using a wide range of technology skills,” she said.
“I look forward to hearing how they pitch their project to the judges.”
Carys Kinnell and Elana Godfrey with their innovative Boom Barrier.