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Henry Elsome - Adjustable Water Fountain

Published by Bootham School on Thursday 27th of July 2023

Adjustable Water Fountain



Henry Elsome, one of our talented College students has designed a creative and innovative, adjustable water fountain for wheelchair users.


Henry submitted the design as part of his A Level DT. He came up with the idea after realizing that there was limited access to drinking water for child wheelchair users and disabled people in schools.


“School children on average don’t drink enough water. This is very important as water is vital for everyday life as it keeps humans hydrated and energized. According to the NHS UK, we should be drinking 1.2 litres of water each day. Not drinking enough water can have a negative effect on their learning, lead to headaches, loss of focus, bad behaviour and more importantly, dehydration,” Henry explained.


Henry’s talent has already been recognized nationally and he is the holder of a prestigious Arkwright scholarship. He will begin a degree in Mechatronics Engineering at Manchester University this Autumn. Head of DT Eamonn Molloy said: “This is an exceptional piece of work for any A level student, never mind during a year and a half of Covid restrictions.”

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