The entire year group worked in teams of 5-7 members in lesson time and then during Computing Club on Wednesdays lunchtimes. From the submitted storyboard designs, seven students across five teams participated in the AWS GetIT Bootcamp at their Shoreditch offices. An exciting day of workshops in design, development and presentation skills had the teams buzzing with inspiration to progress their ideas with prototypes.
After the bootcamp, the teams were busy with research, school surveys and bringing their story-boards to life through wire-frame prototypes. With their final ideas ready for presentation, an Amazon ambassador came into school to watch the final presentations and give feedback on their concepts. Each school was able to submit two teams for the competition, and it was a tough choice as the four design concepts were of a high calibre:
Infinite School – an app for second-hand uniform sales
Litter.Pic – an app to coordinate litter picks for communities and schools
Flora Go – an app to encourage children to spend time outdoors and identify plants and animals through the app.
Heads and Tails – an app to pair sight impaired people with a suitable guide dog.