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Young inventor Joseph Kruczkowski wins national We Made It competition
A bright spark with an eye for engineering has won a national competition.
Joseph Kruczkowski, 16, from St Ignatius College in Turkey Street, impressed judges with his study lamp, which lights pages evenly to allow people to study for longer without straining their eyes.
To celebrate his success, the A-Level student, who is one of two people to win the We Made It competition, will visit the Houses of Parliament on January 29, where his novel invention will be displayed during an awards ceremony.
MP for Enfield North, Nick de Bois, congratulated Joseph for his invention and will meet him during the ceremony at the end of the month.
He said: “I’m delighted for Joseph and really pleased a pupil from an Enfield school won such a hotly contested national competition.
"Joseph’s creativity and hard work was exceptional and he deserved to win”.
He worked on the project outside of school hours, but used skills learnt through his technology GCSE to come up with the lamp.
The competition aimed at getting people aged 13 to 16 to let their imaginations run wild and come up with an invention that will help them in their daily lives.
Joseph impressed industry experts at a laboratory in Manchester with his design, which, if viable, could be mass produced.
The teenager, who is studying chemistry, physics, maths and technology at college, hopes to pursue a career in engineering.
Adam Kassell from Worthing in West Sussex came joint first with his design for bicycle safety clips.
He designed built-in bright lights that can be programmed to spell words to enable motorists to see cyclists more clearly on the road.