Cherrywood School Win National ROAR Competition

The pupils at Cherrywood Primary School in Farnborough are roaring with pride after their team won the national ROAR 2023 Competition run by Lions Clubs nationwide and the Education Tech Company 8 Billion Ideas.

The competition encourages primary & junior School pupils to innovate and 'think big' to create 'world changing ideas' that will be of lasting benefit to us all. The competition process teaches the children to work together as a team to create a concept, get that concept down on paper, make a prototype of their idea, make an advertising poster, a radio jingle and give a presentation to a panel of judges 'Dragons Den' style. A video of their idea is then submitted to 8 Billion Ideas to be judged alongside all the schools taking part throughout the United Kingdom.

Team Cherry on Top working on their winning concept
Team Cherry on Top working on their winning concept

Team 'Cherry on Top' won through their school heats to take part in the national final broadcast to the hundreds of schools via Zoom on 6th December. Their concept was to create an app for mobile phones so customised  ice cream  deliveries can be made straight to your door. 

The judges at the national final liked this idea so much they voted it to be the best entry in central southern England. Their winning entry gets the school an online educational package from 8 Billion Ideas which will be of benefit to all the school pupils.

Cherrywood School has taken part in the last 3 Lions ROAR Competitions and Farnborough Lions Club is proud to have sponsored their competition entry alongside the 4 other Farnborough schools who entered this year - Manor Junior School, St Peter's Junior School, South Farnborough Junior School and Tower Hill Primary School.

The ROAR Competition is a unique initiative and fun learning programme to increase children's confidence and self worth giving them future proofing skills and imaginative ideas in line with the national curriculum.


View their winning entry below.