Enterprise Challenge is a Winner
30 Jun 2017
Enterprising students were challenged to design and market their own app, as part of a day of creative business activities.
Working in teams, all 545 Year 10 students were asked to come up with an idea for a new app linked to education, news, travel, music or sport.
They spent the morning working on their concepts, with the help of form tutors and with advice from visiting business people and House managers. Students then judged each others' apps. The shortlisted teams presented their ideas to the judges, which included local business people and the heads of the school's design and business faculties.
The winning team - of Emily Christian, Scarlett Robinson, Niamh Marlow and Olivia Olsson from Bullen House - designed an educational, medical app.
Teacher Aimee Littler, who coordinated the enterprise day, said: "The winning team came up with an excellent app that really did impress the judges.
"The app is designed for first responders to receive the location of an injured party when a 999 call is made, and the idea is that anyone with medical training can download it and attend the scene if they are close by.
"There is also an educational aspect, where people who are not medically trained can download the app to seek information about first aid, CPR, etc and therefore be able to assist people and even save lives. The community aspect of this was what impressed the judges the most, alongside the presentation skills of the group."
Second and third place went to students from Hastings.
The challenge was followed by an employer panel, where students were given the chance to take part in a Q & A with the visiting business representatives. There was also a session on successful interview techniques.
The day encouraged students to work on their creativity, team work and communication skills.
Year 12 students spent the day making preparations for life after Sixth Form, by working on their personal statements and UCAS registration.