On Wednesday 10th November Year 9 and 10 students were lucky enough to have a visit from technology agents Brant, Aaron and Adam from Ecce, a website and app development company based in Sevenoaks. They were here to help 25 students generate ideas to demonstrate how can we use technology and digital solutions to make it easier for people to understand the true environmental footprint of products and services, allowing households, schools, universities and businesses to make choices that are good for the planet.
After getting background information and researching, students had just 2 hours to plan their digital solution, before presenting their ideas to the class and the technology agents.
“Today we have experienced the process of coming up with an idea in the digital world. Having help from professionals we were able to come to a decision as to whether we would want to pursue a career in the digital world. Despite the short amount of time that we had, it was still fun coming up with an idea as a team” Pierreice and Adrianna
Our digital partners ecce chose the winning team and had this to say:
Eco-Me was the winner "The premise is that a user sets up a profile-detailing lifestyle including travel options, recycling changes and daily challenges to help reduce this. The app shows the current carbon footprint and suggested lifestyle changes and daily challenges to help reduce this. Not only are users rewarded with the knowledge they are helping to save the planet, but are also awarded badges and points which are redeemable against prizes. The inclusion of a leader board was also a nice idea. A very well organised team - great presentation".
Well done to the Eco-Me team of Grace Kelly, Eloise Butterworth, Sonny Roberts and Oliver Rogers who have been entered into the national competition.
A huge thank you to Mrs Babe, who spent the day working with students to get their creative juices flowing.