The St Columban’s College, Caboolture Insight Project has won the Sesame Lane Care and Kindergarten Youth Innovation Excellence Award at the 2017 Moreton Bay Business Excellence and Innovation Awards.
The award recognises young innovators who have developed innovative programs, practices, activities and solutions.
During the live-stream telecast of the awards, Division 12 Moreton Bay Regional Councillor, Adrian Raedel applauded and commended all the finalists for their innovative approaches.
“Folks, they’re our next business owners, they’re our next inventors of the Hills Hoist, the next inventors of Facebook and whatever else is yet to come that we haven’t invented yet,” Cr Raedel said.
The team behind the Insight Project comprises of year-10 students Matthew Glasgow, Caitlin Little, Elle-Louise Kidd, Max Prescott, and Enoe Gapusan.
The goal of the Insight Project is to assist health and educational institutions provide services to the visually impaired and blind.
The Insight Project is a portable text to braille scanner which provides the blind and visually impaired access and improved freedom.
A second project from the college, What Now, submitted by year-11-student, Holly Baxter, was also recognised as a finalist at the awards ceremony.
Assistant Principal – Senior Phase Learning and Pathways, Ms Kate Ruddy expressed her pride at the achievements of both finalist projects.
“I am very proud of the students on their win and it shows their commitment to creating an innovative project that works to make people’s lives better,” Ms Ruddy said.