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Is this the perfect mask for Halloween?

These masks look like something from the future…

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With Halloween fast approaching, many will be shopping for that all-important fancy dress costume – the Halloween outfit to top all Halloween outfits.

Well a new type of mask may become incredibly popular among trick or treaters this year. This mesmerising Sound-Reactive LED Mask transcribes any sort of music or rhythm into amazing electro-luminescent animations.

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The mask was created by Canadian designers, and they aimed to give a ’21st century facelift’ to the traditional mask.

What they’ve come up with is range of sound-sensitive, light-up face concealers that will go down extremely well with party animals, festival goers, EDM addicts and music lovers alike.

A stunning combination of art and technology, the masks are lightweight, malleable and can easily fit into a pocket or bag. Featuring a layer of phosphorescent ink and a state-of-the-art rechargeable sound-responsive lithium modulator, they convert sound waves into pulsing patterns of pure organic light.

These are, without a doubt, the masks of the future! So maybe it’s time to ditch that old, plastic vampire mask with the eyeholes that cut into your eyelids and the elastic string that snaps around your ears.

The masks have an adjustable strap to fit any head size, a hidden power cable, protective high-density foam backing for comfort to wear and weigh only 80 g / 2.82 oz. These Sound-Reactive LED Masks are the dazzlingly obvious choice, when you have to face the music.

The Outline Sound Reactive LED Light is available as Y-Robot or Wildcat for £26.99 from The Fowndry

Check out the masks in action in the video below:

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Crawley school students launch petition for change as funding cuts threaten their education

The change.org petition has been launched by some students at Thomas Bennett Community College and already has over 200 signatures.

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The school has been in the news over the past few months due to the funding cuts by TKAT.

With teachers leaving the school and residents community meetings being held with councillors it has been and continues to be a turbulent time for all associated with the school.

Now some students have taken it upon themselves to launch their own petition aimed it seems at changing the school for the better.

The students say:

“We are Students that are currently attending Thomas Bennett. We are undertaking our GCSE’s and are month’s away from exams. With limited welfare support throughout the school, such as a medical room assistant or a pastoral support assistant for each year we are struggling tremendously with the way the school is run due to low funding.”

The student who has launched the petition also mentions how he emailed the CEO of TKAT raising his concerns but was told it ‘wasn’t in their hands and overall should stop talking about it’.

Whilst the petition does not mention it there is a feel that the aim is to bring the school back into public sector as stated by Crawley Council leader Peter Lamb who has show his support of the petition.

The petition states:

“Over the years Thomas Bennett has struggled with funding, only to which this struggle became increasingly more difficult when the academy, TKAT, took over our school. Profit not students success is what this academies aim is and large group of students including me are ready to do whatever needs to happen for something to change! Whether that’s a whole year walkout or a strike with the whole school. “

It adds:

“A walk out is something TKAT does not want to face especially with media coverage and limited time for year elevens, a whole year will not just get bad qualifications with missed time but will also reflect on the education that is being provided for students by this school run by the academy.”

The very fact that students themselves have now made the decision to make a stand shows how passionately the pupils feels about their educational needs but a viable outcome still seems distant.

A spokesperson from the Kemnal Academies Trust commented,

“We welcome our students’ active involvement in their education and the Trust has been working directly with the students at Thomas Bennett.

Funding is a national issue for Education affecting all schools, with the West Sussex “worth it” movement taking a leading part in the campaign to improve funding for all schools”.

The petition can be read here.

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