Pupils design app to encourage children to go outdoors

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Ellora James and Mari-Ann Ganson are pupils at Wick Excessive Faculty

Two highschool pupils have created an app designed to encourage youngsters to benefit from the outdoor extra usually.

Mari-Ann Ganson and Ellora James, who’re each 17, created Envirocache for an apps competitors.

The Wick Excessive Faculty college students’ app attracts on geo-cache know-how to supply youngsters with nature treasure hunts whereas they go for walks.

Ellora’s work on the challenge has helped her to win 2017’s Scottish Girls in Expertise One to Watch award.

She stated: “It is so humbling to be firstly of my journey and but nonetheless recognised for my ardour for know-how.

“I hope that I can use this success to proceed to be a job mannequin for others, work to enhance variety in know-how and present how colleges can work to encourage this too.”

Wearable know-how

The youngsters obtained assist from Interface, an organisation that gives help in growing merchandise.

It matched the pair with an educational at Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon College to develop their app.

Wick Excessive Faculty in Caithness has a repute for encouraging its college students to make revolutionary makes use of of know-how.

Final 12 months, pupils created an award-winning app designed to engage young people in politics.

The One Click on Politics app gained the knowledge class on the nationwide Apps for Good Awards.

And three years in the past the varsity held what was regarded as the first wearable technology competition of its kind in Scottish education.

Working in groups of two or three, S2 pupils have been challenged to design an app to be used with Google Glass eyewear or Samsung Gear 2 and Pebble smartwatches.

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