A Kooringal Public School student could have Australia’s next big thing on her wrist.
Ebony Lewis is through to the final four in the country in her age category for the littleBIGidea innovation program.
The 11-year-old came up with the idea of using global positioning system technology to increase recreational safety in our waterways.
Beachgoers would wear the wristband Ebony has envisioned, which would alert lifeguards if the wearer was in danger. It also reminds the wearer to reapply sunscreen.
“I want to extend it to rivers, dams, public pools and backyard pools,” Ebony said.
She will join the other finalists at the Powerhouse Museum on October 6.
Ebony is in the running to win a trip to the NASA Kennedy Space Center in the US.
Kooringal Public School year 5-6 teacher Campbell Kerr said the program was a great initiative.
“It’s just got so much creative thinking,” Mr Kerr said.
“It’s brilliant for the students to help prepare them for a technology heavy future.”
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