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Student success at Bletchley Park

Tuesday 1 November saw a momentous occasion in which UTC Reading, as a Fujitsu ambassador school, took part in Operation Innovation - an exclusive event held for all the Fujitsu ambassador UTCs, schools and colleges in the UK.

The competition was launched in July at Fujitsu HQ in London and was spread over the course of four months. The team of four students from UTC Reading were working on this project over the summer.

The project consisted of augmented reality, wearable technology and other leading edge innovative solutions that Fujitsu bring to the market. Our team were tasked to identifying a solution for engineering and construction.

The team designed an incredibly innovative solution for Road Way Infrastructure Management (RIM), and presented to an executive panel of judges, consisting of representatives from Fujitsu and INTEL. The final was held at the National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park; one of the most recent ambassadors to the Fujitsu stable.

The students were given half an hour to present to the panel of judges, where they provided a physical demonstration of the augmented reality technology that they had developed. They were then given the opportunity to talk to graduates and apprentices about their career pathway options. The event culminated in a final presentation by Ash Merchant, Head of Education in the UK for Fujitsu and James Maynard, the Global Head of IOT for Fujitsu.

Michael Halliday, UTC Reading Business Relations Manager said, "We are very pleased to say that our team, which consisted of: Adam Carter, Year 13, Rowan Instan, Year 13, Ethan Njar, Year 12 and Daniel Thompson in Year 11 came in second. We are incredibly proud of their achievement and we hope to see great things from them in their future careers."

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