Northleigh Jordy’s big ideas set to get even bigger at national finals

Jordy Whitehouse was named the winner at the Central England regional finals of the CISCO Little Big Awards
Jordy Whitehouse was named the winner at the Central England regional finals of the CISCO Little Big Awards

A pupil at Northleigh House School has reached the final of a national technology-based competition for pupils in Years 7 to 9.

Jordy Whitehouse was named the winner at the Central England regional finals of the CISCO Little Big Awards.

Pupils were invited to take part in the Little Big Awards based on how pupils thought life could be made better by “connecting the unconnected”.

Eleven-year-old Jordy designed and produced a prototype of an innovation Paddle Pal, which measures a person’s oxygen levels.

The budding inventor then had to present his project to an audience of 30.

Jordy’s entry was in response to the question posed by the organisers: “What happens when your microwave, your central heating, your car, or even maybe your school workbooks are connected to the internet?”

He is now through to the National Finals, which will be held at CISCO UK Headquarters in London on March 16.

Northleigh House School was established in Hatton near Warwick, in 2012 to address the growing need for a safe, calm and progressive learning environment to help secondary aged children.