Former Franklin student part of winning Planet competition team!
Ex-Franklin student Alex Henson was part of this year’s Planet competition winners.
Every year, the competition pits teams together to develop and create a device to solve one of the world’s most pressing problems. Speaking of pressing, they only have forty-eight hours to deliver their device.
Alex, who graduated from Franklin back in 2021, was part of the winning ‘H2Grow’ team. The team were tasked with finding an affordable and easy solution to help the 2.2 million people around the world that currently lack access to safe drinking water.
After an intense few days, the team developed a pump which could convert toxic river water into clean water for rural farming communities. The concept impressed the expert panel of judges so much and they continued to win the competition!
Alex said the whole process was amazing. He struggled with anxiety leading up to the event, but it was such a great experience that his nerves disappeared completely.
Alex enjoyed his experience at Franklin and greatly preferred it to his time at school. He studied A Level Maths and CTEC Engineering and said his coursework was a huge factor in helping him to achieve great results and is currently studying General Engineering at the University of Swansea.