You’re 10 years old, you live in Dublin, and someone asks you:
What’s the one thing would you like to change in the world?
What do you think the children said, more toys, less school?
Not at all, this is what the children said:
An end to world hunger; No more air pollution;
World Peace; that no-one has to lose family and friends;
a cure for cancer; the rainforest to be saved.
No shortage of wild idealism!
Then inspired by a presentation of future technologies (here)
and their own imagination, the children sat down to invent
ways to solve their chosen issue.
With names like ‘The Yom’, ‘Wheels of the Future’ and ‘Beddy Bye’,
here are some of their designs:
A car which breathes in Co2 and exhails oxygen.
The YOM, a food and drink maker against world hunger.
A pen that writes by itself for children with Dyslexia.
A car which drives on electricity created by the wheels hitting the road.
And a solar powered chariot.
Thanks to all the children in 3rd class and 5th class, to Mr. O Sullivan and Ms. Halligan and the principal Mrs. Moore, all at the Harold School in Glasthule in Dublin, for having us. www.theharoldschool.ie