We are very fortunate to have Research and Development Electronic Engineers who work to provide technology and equipment to help improve our pupils' mobility and independence. Please click tabs on the left to read more about their projects.
Chailey Heritage School’s very own Martin Langner has won a prestigious award from Well Child, the national charity for sick children, for his pioneering work at the school. Martin was presented with his award at a star studded ceremony at the Intercontinental Hotel in London on Wednesday 31st August 2011 and had a chance to talk about the school and his work with Prince Harry, who is the Patron of Well Child.
Martin was nominated for the School Professional Category by his colleague Katie Huxley who said: “Martin’s innovative and pioneering research has greatly enhanced our pupils’ mobility and independence and their enjoyment of life.”
Martin heads our team of Research and Development Electronic Engineers and his remit is to identify ways that technology and equipment can improve the young people’s mobility and independence. His many innovations include the track system, a network of more than one kilometre of buried cable that guides powered wheelchairs around the school. He has also designed a SCAD Assistive Mobility System which is designed to help children with some independent mobility reach a specific goal and steer their wheelchair without relying on the Track.
The Well Child Awards recognise the bravery of children dealing with serious illness and those who help them. In a speech at the end of the ceremony, Prince Harry described the experience as "humbling".
"I feel in awe of individuals with such determination, resolve and strength to take on the challenges they face from such a young age," he said.
"It is equally heart-warming to meet those who dedicate themselves to caring for these remarkable children and young people, and hear all that they do to make their lives the very best they can be. Your example is an inspiration to everybody.”