It’s been another busy week at Working Word towers…want to check out what we’ve been up to? Here’s 5 peeks behind our week…
1. Getting techie with it
Our week has been full of wild and wacky inventions… everything from cancer-detecting bras and allergy-smart shopping trolleys, to bio-degradable fishing nets and recycled Bluetooth speakers!
On Monday we were at the TeenTech awards at The Royal Society in London. TeenTech events are all about getting kids excited about STEM (that’s science, technology, engineering and maths to most of us) and youngsters are challenged to use tech to come up with inventions that solve real-world problems. This week saw the annual 2016 awards ceremony, where more than 120 finalists flocked to London to pitch their ideas in front of a host of celebs and industry judges including Professor Brian Cox, Dr Christian Jessen and TeenTech co-founder, Maggie Philbin.
Brian Cox kicked the day off by congratulating the innovative youngsters on reaching the finals and answering questions from the audience. Our fave fact of the day? Thanks to continuous space travel, there’s not been a single moment in the last 16 years when every single human being has been on planet earth at the same time. Mind. Blown.
2. Celebrating a top poll place for Principality
This week, we were celebrating the news that our client, Principality Building Society, came out favourably on top of a study by Which? into the level of cuts made by banks and building societies to ISA rates. Unlike some competitors who were found to have made several cuts to customer’s ISA rates over a six year period, Principality proved themselves a much safer and reliable bet for customers.
3. Game on with BAFTA Cymru
Last Saturday we helped celebrate the BAFTA Cymru Games Awards winners at an event held in the Tramshed in Cardiff. The fourth Games Awards were held as part of the Wales Games Development Show and were presented by Torchwood’s Gareth David Lloyd- aka – Ianto!
We were busy on the day organising winner interviews with media outlets across Wales including Buzz TV, Made in Cardiff and Cardiff Times. Also securing coverage on BBC Wales online and walesonline.
Having received a record number of entries for 2016 (with a significant 25% increase on the 2015 figures!), we’re hoping that all the exposure this year means big things for the year ahead for developers and producers across Gameplay Design, Artistic Achievement, Technical Achievement and Sound & Music.
4. Waterstone Homes help kids at play
This week, pupils from Parkland Primary School in Swansea swapped workbooks and their classrooms for hard hats and a construction site to visit one of Waterstone Homes’ most popular property developments in the sought after area of Derwen Fawr, Swansea.
Donning hi-vis jackets and even brighter grins, the pupils’ visit was to celebrate the school’s partnership with the luxury homes builders, who have donated more than £700 towards a new playground for the school!
As you’ll see from the look on their faces, the kids had a fantastic day out learning all about construction and health and safety. All in all, a very successful day, read more about it here.
5. Brexit Brexit Brexit…
And so we have a result. After a momentous 24 hours in our political and economic history, Britain has voted to leave the EU. Read the thoughts of our Associate Director Andy Green, as he analyses how we can move forward from the Euro referendum in a new blog post.
And in other news…
Field of dreams
Tomorrow Wales take on Northern Ireland in the first round of the knockout phase of the Euros and WE COULDN’T BE MORE EXCITED. Will this be the second exit from Europe in less than 48 hours? We sincerely hope not. Wishing our boys all the very best for a glorious path through to the quarter finals! Here’s hoping we see Joe Ledley put on his dancing shoes again…
Our Dan Tyte will be there, cheering on from the Parc Des Princes stands. Look out for his quiff on the telly. #togetherstronger