‘Project Lockdown’ consists of group members Bella Lin, Katrina Mohammed, Ryan Ngo and Bill Wong. We were named as one of six national finalists in the 2016 NZ BrightSparks competition, having developed our project for the last 2 years and enabling it to be entered into the Engineering Category for this year’s competition. On 2nd November we attended the awards ceremony at the ASB Cube on Wynyard Wharf, with the support of our mentor Mr Hargreaves, along with Mrs Hewlett and Mr Morrison. Unfortunately, we did not win the top award, but are very proud of our achievements.
During this experience, we got to meet other enthusiastic finalists from all parts of the country and heard inspirational speeches by “Nano Girl” Michelle Dickinson, engineering, electronics and commerce industry leaders and others. It is a huge accomplishment by “Project Lockdown”, as we are MHJC’s first finalists to be in BrightSparks!