Super ‘Smart Cities’ Challenge

Mount St Mary’s High School was selected as one of only four schools in Leeds to participate in the Super ‘Smart Cities’ Challenge!

For this innovative new challenge, 40 Year 8 students were immersed in a fictional scenario in which they had been recruited to work on a top-secret project to design a new “Smart City” for elite superheroes. It began with a half-day launch on Thursday 19th October 2023.

The students were split into small groups and, joined by their Netcompany mentor, learnt the basics of smart technology as they received “confidential briefings” (hands-on mini workshops) on everything from the Internet of Things to Automation and AI.

The winning team will now compete against the other school teams for the overall prize of the ‘Smart City Challenge’ in December, at a secret location!