Designing an angel for wash-day blues

Pictured at the Rain Angel launch are, from left, Grace Glevey, Ben Garnett, Charlie Graves, Ashin Leons, Sophie Macleod, Tom Steer, Claire Nicholson, Rawan Jaibaji, Nadine Amin and Alex Newton.  (Lin) EMN-151103-133019001
Pictured at the Rain Angel launch are, from left, Grace Glevey, Ben Garnett, Charlie Graves, Ashin Leons, Sophie Macleod, Tom Steer, Claire Nicholson, Rawan Jaibaji, Nadine Amin and Alex Newton. (Lin) EMN-151103-133019001

A group of Caistor Grammar School students are taking part in the Young Enterprise Company programme, which allows them to create and run their own company.

The 16 and 17-year-olds believe those things we do almost every day should not present any problems and so, through their company - Volaris - they have invented ‘The Rain 
Angel’ using Hydroid technology.

Priding themselves on making technology simpler and 
accessible to as many people as possible, they carried out numerous questionnaires to see what people really want and although some were unsure if the product would be too complicated, they went ahead to produce something they hope will make a mark on the world of washing.

Shaped like a rain drop, and designed Ashin Leons, The Rain Angel can be clipped to the washing line and at the slightest drop of water on the device an alarm will sound in the house, alerting people to fetch the washing off the line.

Caistor Arts and Heritage Centre hosted the product launch and the students were mentored by centre manager Stephanie Dale.