Boom in crash re­duc­tion

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Street Watch -

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.

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