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RES Apprentice 2017 Round 2

RES Apprentice 2017 Round 2

IBM Emerging Technology Centre, Hursley

Rydens Enterprise School RES Apprentice 2017

On Friday 18th the 12 remaining students visited IBM’s Emerging Technology Centre in Hursley, Hampshire to face the 2nd round of this competition.

Welcomed by Paul Archer, Big Data Business Development Manager, students were given a tour of the Emerging Technologies Lab and showed some of the latest technologies that IBM were working on. In the Internet of Things Centre, students looked at lots of gadgets and devices and what they did, which would give them lots of information and ideas to start their task. Students were also introduced to Watson Analytics which students found out is a smart data discovery service available on the cloud. Students were then given The Task and working in their teams they started discussing their ideas.

Rydens Enterprise School RES Apprentice 2017

The Task

Having been shown a range of the emerging technologies that IBM are currently working on as well as some that are already in place in shops and homes students task today was to come up with and then present an alternative potential market or selection of businesses that one of these technologies could then be sold to and ultimately stand the best chance of success. Students were to be judged on a number of key areas so their presentations would have to be clear in their explanations. They would need to consider how good the idea is, how realistic it was in relation to the market, if there is a potential for it and how well they would sell their idea to the judges.

Rydens Enterprise School RES Apprentice 2017

On Monday 21st Paul Archer returned to RES to judge the students in their teams.

Team 1:  Saqlain Ahmed, Dani De Freitas, Samuel Maton & Hayden Wood (not present)
Team 2:  Daniel Herbert, Jacob Levy Davies, Joe Rolfe & Oscar Rolfe
Team 3:  Rosie Chapman, Adam Lamont, Jack Saunders, Joe Taylor (not present)

Rydens Enterprise School RES Apprentice 2017

Team 1’s idea was Jersey Beats which was targeted towards the football premier league and meant using a sensor placed inside the name badge of the player’s shirt to monitor heart rate, muscle fatigue and dehydration. This would be monitored via an app on the manager or coaches phone or tablet.

Team 2’s idea was Virtual Reality Surgery using one of the gadgets they had seen in the Technologies lab, and a heart sensor using the Accelerometer aimed at the NHS. The team had researched well and produced lots of facts and figures to back up their idea.

Team 3’s idea was Sensors for Fires which using heat sensors would see a sensor light system in homes, businesses or schools that lit up indifferent colours when certain smoke was detected enabling people to escape from the fire quicker. This would be linked to the fire department helping to save more lives.

Paul questioned all teams during their presentations and then deliberated over which two teams would go through to the next round. Taking into account the teams innovation, their business application, the business reach and their overall presentation Paul chose Teams 2 & 3 to go through with Team 1 being ‘fired. We say goodbye to Saqlain, Dani, Samuel & Hayden and well done to the remaining 8 students that go on to the 3rd round at The Bingham Hotel in Richmond on Monday 5th December.

For information about being involved with The RES Apprentice Competition please contact Sarah Maton - Deputy Head of Claremont House and Business & Enterprise Co-ordinator on either 01932 242994 X361 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Royal Holloway University Trip
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 00:00

Royal Holloway University Trip

RES Sixth Form Royal Holloway University Trip

On Wednesday 16th November, Mrs Blackiston, Miss Bowers and Mrs Hunt took 45 Year 11 and Year 12 students on a university experience day to Royal Holloway University of London.

The students enjoyed a campus tour from student ambassadors and lectures on study skills, university life, and advice and guidance on applying for university and student finance.

RES Sixth Form Royal Holloway University Trip

Quotes form the students-

my tour guide was lovely and I really liked the vibe
it has changed  my opinion of university for the better
the chapel was awesome”“a fantastic trip with lots of information and fantastically organised. Royal Holloway is definitely a choice!
the building was beautiful

RES Sixth Form Royal Holloway University Trip

it was nice to see all different kinds of nationalities
very factual and fun
"The trip gave me an opportunity to know more information about further education; it allowed me to understand what life is like in university and encouraged me to work hard to get there"

Art Trip - Sandy Powell
Monday, 14 November 2016 00:00

Art Trip - Sandy Powell

Rydens Enterprise School RES Art Trip Sandy Powell

On Monday 14th November the Year 11 Art Textile students visited Shepperton studios as part of the Into Film Festival. They were in the audience of just 100 people to hear a talk from costume designer Sandy Powell OBE. From their front row seats the students had the opportunity to ask Powell about her influences and the costumes she designs. We saw snippets from films that she has worked on; films such as Cinderella, Carol and the Young Victoria accompanied by her fashion illustrations.

Powell spoke about her route into the film industry and how she progressed in her career. She spoke about the makers she works with as part of her team and how she has to work along side the film directors, hair stylists, makeup artists etc. - and sometimes not in the most harmonious way either!! She also spoke about the costumes themselves going in depth about the fabrics used and how they were constructed.

All the students found this to be a really interesting, informative talk and inspired some to look at careers in the film industry in a bit more depth….. who knows, with Pinewood Studios on our door step we may have the very next Sandy Powell in the making!!

Miss Bayley

Community Coach Of The Year
Monday, 07 November 2016 00:00

Community Coach Of The Year

RES Football Academy Community Coach of the Year

We are pleased to announce that Mark Hams, RES Football Academy coach, has been awarded the 'Community Coach Of The Year award' at the Elmbridge Sports Personality Of The Year event recognising the impact he has made to the local children of Elmbridge through his community football coaching.

Two Super RES Sports Stars
Monday, 31 October 2016 00:00

Two Super RES Sports Stars

Congratulations to Lucy Eaton and Isabella Janssens who have both been selected to represent Surrey in two different sports.

Lucy is now a member of the U14 Surrey Netball squad and Isabella is a member of the U15 Surrey Rugby squad. Well Done girls we are all very proud of you.

Miss C Walshe
PE Department

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