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Wokingham school girls reach technology competition final

Published: 14 May 2013 09:30

BUDDING entrepreneurs at a Wokingham school have beaten more than 350 rivals to reach the finals of a national competition.

Two teams from Luckley-Oakfield School, in Luckley Road, entered the "Food" and "Transport" categories of the TeenTech Awards.

Jasmine Kaur, 14, and Amy Thomas, 15, designed a fridge which can detect when food is past its expiry date. By creating a mobile app along with this, the owner can check what food has expired on their phone.

Tara Thomas, 13, and Holly Thurston, 13, created a car which can detect a driver's mood.

Caroline Bennett, Head of ICT at Luckley said: "To get through to the final top three in each category we entered was superb.

"Out of the 350 entrants there are only 30 teams in the final - three for each of the 10 categories.

"I am so proud of the four students and the hard work they have put in to get to the finals."

The competition was open to students aged between 11 and 16. The final takes place on June 24 at The Royal Society.

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