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December 13, 2017

Spotlight on SureLight

SureLight is a Young Enterprise team consisting of pupils in the Lower Eighth Form. Team member Felix Craig-McFeely explains the idea behind their bike safety product:

“We are a group of nine Lower Eighth pupils who have decided to combine our passion for cycling with a new product to improve cycling safety and represent the School in the national Young Enterprise Company of the Year Competition.

From personal experience, the daily commute has become very dangerous with an increasing lack of understanding between cyclists and other road users. So, we developed SureLight to help solve this problem. Our smart bike light identifies when a cyclist is braking using acceleration-detecting technology and changes its lighting appearance to alert other road users.

The first completed prototype of SureLight

Since September, we have conducted extensive market research inside and outside of the School; begun our in-house manufacturing process; and our fundraising strategy is well underway, selling St Paul’s School scarves at rugby matches. From this competition, we aim to not only progress far and develop our business skills along the way but also improve our leadership and teamwork skills, working in a business environment. So far, the experience has been challenging but immensely exciting and enjoyable.

The SureLight team is: Ben Ray, Luke Andrews, Thomas Dhome-Casanova, Alessandro Farace di Villaforesta, Ariff Castronovo, Felix Craig-McFeely, Daniel Craig-McFeely, Jonah Vairon and Oscar O’Brien. Please visit our website to find out more, contact us on our email, or follow our journey on FacebookInstagram or Twitter.”

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