From Cassie Perry, TAS iLeader
The Waverley team comprising of Year 9 students Finn Anderson, Luke McLellan, Edward Sullivan and Patrick Hoggett faced tough competition at the NRMA Future of Transport competition against groups of finalists from Abbotsleigh College, Sydney Secondary College and All Saints Grammar. Their carpooling app ‘Carlaborate’ is a concept that aims to reduce the number of cars on the road in Sydney by uniting people travelling to the same location.
The judges were extremely impressed with their innovative idea and professional presentation and the students were complimented for proposing a cost effective and practical solution to a real world problem. The boys pitched their idea effectively and were articulate with their responses to questions from the judges and other students.
The winner was voted for by the student audience using Kahoot, and the first prize was awarded to Sydney Secondary College for their ‘Mobile Train Attachment’. Other concepts included a ‘Wake me app’ and a proposal for a park and ride concept called ‘Flow’. Despite not winning the competition, the Waverley team enhanced their teamwork and presentation skills throughout the duration of this project and developed an innovative concept with real potential.