St Hilda’s pair win WA Young ICT Explorers Competition for road safety invention


Carys Kinnell and Elana Godfrey with their innovative Boom Barrier.
Carys Kinnell and Elana Godfrey with their innovative Boom Barrier.

ST HILDA’S students Carys Kinnell and Elana Godfrey have won an award at the WA Young ICT Explorers Competition for their road safety invention.

The duo will travel to Sydney to pitch their invention to judges at the National Young ICT Explorers Competition.

The Year 6 students won for their Boom Barrier invention, which aims to reduce the amount of traffic accidents on roads.

The invention uses a boom barrier on each traffic light that is slowly lowered on an amber light, ensuring when the light is red no cars can pass.

Year 6 teacher Karen Donnelly said she was proud of the students.

“They have identified a serious problem on our roads and have designed an excellent solution using a wide range of technology skills,” she said.

“I look forward to hearing how they pitch their project to the judges.”

The winners will be announced on November 26.