I regularly visit schools and colleges in the Easington constituency and we have gifted and talented students who deserve to have their ideas and views highlighted at a national level. Grahame Morris MP
Easington MP Grahame Morris has called on Ministers to promote the UK Space Agency’s SatelLife Competition to young people living in East Durham.
The UK Space Agency’s SatelLife competition is a national competition open to anyone aged between 11-22 who is resident in the UK.
The UK Space Agency launched the competition on the 14 January 2020 and is looking for innovative proposals that could use data collected from space to benefit daily life, such as growing new businesses, improving health services or tackling climate change.
The North East has had three previous winners of the SatelLife competition, one in each year of the competition:
- 2017 – Razzia Gafur, from Newcastle – Imaging in Space, using satellite data to support virtual reality activities.
- 2018 – Jasmine Hurley, Jack Whinnom, Megan Goss, Kieron Robson, and Matthew Jones from Bedlington, Northumberland – Displaced Person Aid. An idea that looks at people who are internally displaced and how satellites can help meet their needs rather than those who are refugees.
- 2019 – Race Spectator – Daniel Currie, from Middlesbrough – This app will allow supporters to track friends and family members competing in running races.
In a parliamentary question, Mr Morris called for Ministers to promote government competitions and schemes to young people in East Durham, he added:
“There are a number of government schemes available to young people in the Easington constituency. However, too often our young people are excluded by simply not being aware of competitions like the UK Space Agency’s SatelLife challenge.
I regularly visit schools and colleges in the Easington constituency and we have gifted and talented students who deserve to have their ideas and views highlighted at a national level.
The North East has had significant success in each year of the competition. I hope in the years ahead, we will have winning entries from young people living in East Durham.”
Grahame Morris MP: Parliamentary Question – UK Space Agency (Easington)
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