Computing stars take on app challenge

PUBLISHED: 13:00 16 May 2012

Students compete in an app challenge at Weston College. Winners Ellie Moore and Mollie Bowskill receive their awards.

Students compete in an app challenge at Weston College. Winners Ellie Moore and Mollie Bowskill receive their awards.

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COMPUTING stars of tomorrow have taken part in an app design challenge to make software which can be produced and downloaded onto a smartphone or iPad.

Almost 20 students from schools including Worle Community School, Priory Community School, Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College and Hans Price Academy went head-to-head in a competition at Weston College.

Each team was required to pitch their concept to a panel of judges and the winners were Ellie Moore and Mollie Bowskill from Worle Community School, who developed a mobile app called Raining Pizzas. The concept was to make a pizza by catching toppings falling from above and points were gained by ensuring the whole pizza was covered.

They received £200 in vouchers and a team shield.

Ellie said: “It was a really good project that related to us, since many teenagers have smart phones and use apps. I found this experience extremely useful because it required us to be creative and develop original ideas.”

Beth Bowen and Sabrina Wakefield from Priory School scooped second place with their innovative concept called Potion Commotion.

Isobel Johnson, Georgina Gifford and Harriet Simons from Worle School came third with their gaming idea called Smoosh Face.

Antony Norton, one of the judges at the event and director of mobile app development firm Arthursoft.com, said: “I was very impressed by this initiative set by Weston College, it appears there are many budding Steve Jobs and Bill Gates in Weston.”


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