Wick High’s app-lication wins over judges

23rd June 2015

Pupils from Wick High School have come up trumps in a dragon’s den style competition to design problem-solving apps.

The Highlands and Islands ‘Apps for Good’ final took place today when 30 schools from across the region pitched their products via live videos to a panel of judges based at UHI’s executive office in Inverness.

Wick High won the secondary schools category and Lamlash Primary School in Arran was the winning primary school.

Wick demonstrated two apps, one designed to get young people more active and engaged with their local environment and the other to increase students’ productivity by blocking out the distraction of electronic devices.

Three additional app ideas from Wick High were also successful in the national ‘Apps for Good’ competition, with one winning in the ‘Information’ category.

Their computer science teacher Chris Aitken said: “We are absolutely delighted to see the teams from Wick High School being selected for the Apps for Good finals again this year.

“I personally am very proud of all our teams that have taken part this year.

“They have shown real focus and dedication and I am sure they will use the skills they’ve learned in their future school career and beyond.

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