There were some amazing projects on show recently in three categories at the finals of the Drogheda Young Innovators (DYI) Competition for secondary school students which took place at Coca-Cola International Services offices in Southgate Shopping Centre.
Twenty shortlisted projects from the original 44 applications, were reviewed in detail by the judges from Coca-Cola International Services, State Street, Fitz Scientific, The Mill Enterprise Hub, and Bricks4Kidz Louth. The overall winners were George O'Carroll and Hugo Collins, students at Drogheda Grammar School, who impressed judges with their social enterprise project, “Storyboard”.
Storyboards was created by George and Hugo as learning tools used to help people with autism deal with anxiety in everyday life. They list out the exact steps that are taken when performing everyday tasks or going to new places e.g. going to the barbers. These are currently freely available in the Arc cinema, Southgate Barbers, Drogheda Leisure Park, and in a few other places in Drogheda.
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