MP Brake meets local bright spark

Local MP Tom Brake met with local school-girl turned inventor, Danielle Miller to congratulate her for becoming one of the winners of the national manufacturing competition, ‘We Made It’.

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Last year, Mr Brake invited local students aged 11-14 to take part in the competition by submitting their design for any product, gadget, gizmo, toy, or tool they would like to see made into a real-life prototype. Danielle’s idea for a baby milk bottle which keeps milk at a controlled temperature defeated over 520 other entries around the country and was selected as one of the 7 national winners. 

Tom met with the budding inventor at Stanley Park High School on 14 February 2014 to congratulate her in person for her achievement and to get a first-hand look at her design.

Explaining the inspiration behind her design, Danielle said: "The inspiration for my design idea came from thinking about family. I have family members who have babies and I was thinking about products that could be helpful to them."

"The project was challenging but enjoyable. I am proud of my design and excited to see my design come to life.”

Mr Brake commented “Danielle is an asset not only to her school but also to the borough. Her design was a real stroke of genius.”

"Britain desperately needs more young people aspiring to high-level manufacturing jobs. Competitions like ‘We Made It’ enable young people to realise their potential.”

Danielle’s design is currently being transformed into a real-life prototype in Fab Labs across the UK. Her design will be displayed alongside the other national winning designs in a special awards ceremony in Parliament this March.

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