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TeenTech winners attend Buckingham Palace reception

On 12th October Jamie Toeg and Ted Proctor attended Buckingham Palace to receive their TeenTech award and also £1000 for APS.  It was a special afternoon, with the awards being presented by HRH Prince Andrew.  Jamie and Ted are using some of the money to set up Drone Club, which will be opening for Y8 students soon.

After winning our category of safety and security in the teen tech awards we were invited to visit Buckingham palace and meet the Duke of York. We entered through the front gates and into a grand hall with glittering chandeliers and red and gold everywhere. We drank tea and had royal biscuits before being presented with a certificate and meeting the Prince. It was a great experience for us getting to not only meet Prince Andrew but also many people in the technology industry from leading companies like Symantec, JVC and Airbus. In addition to this the prize for winning the Teen Tech awards was £1000 awarded to the school. We thought it would be great to set up a drone club at APS with some of this money to inspire other students to explore technology in a fun way. Drone club is currently in the planning stages but should be coming soon so make sure you look out!Jamie Toeg

You can read more about their TeenTech win here.