Shower heads – St Leos College
Team Name

Shower heads – St Leos College

Our Chosen Challenge

Challenge 1 – Climate Change



School Name

St Leo's College, Dublin Road, Carlow


Jane Hosey

Team Members
Eabha cody Kate culleton Ellen o byrne Ciara Malone

Why as a team did you choose to focus on this challenge?

We chose to focus on this challenge because we learned about how much water is wasted everyday and we wanted to make a product that could help reduce the waste. We watched a documentary that told us showers and baths are the biggest water waster in the home. We also learned that water waste has a big impact on climate change.

What do you know now about the challenge that you didn't know before?

We learned that water waste has a big impact on climate change. We also learned that factories and animals contribute the most to water waste but every little thing we do to help at home makes a difference.

What have you learnt about your Hero?

Our hero is named Jane she is a marine biologist living on the coast of Spain studying marine life for a living. Her work is based off studying and helping marine life and the biodiversity in the Mediterranean ocean. Due to rising sea levels, pollution levels and wasting our fresh water resources Jane will soon be out of work if there is no marine life to study.

If you could improve one thing for your Hero what would that be?

Our product is to reduce wasting water and promote being conscience on how much water you are using on a day to day basis. One thing I would improve for jane is the quality of water in the ocean and reduce the pollution in the ocean to keep the biodiversity alive and keep her in a job otherwise she would become redundant.

Do you have any ideas for a potential solution? No matter how raw, share them with your Mentors for feedback.

One solution we are considering is a shower head that you attach to the shower and it counts how many liters of water you are using when having a shower. So when you exceed the recommended amount to water used the shower turns off to reduce water waste. This means it reduces water wasted in showers and gives people an idea of how long the should be showering for.

Ask your Mentor anything …. This is a chance to ask your Mentors a direct question relating to your Big Idea.

I have no questions