Pupils pattern app to inspire children to go outdoors

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Ellora James and Mari-Ann Ganson are pupils during Wick High School

Two high propagandize pupils have combined an app designed to inspire children to suffer a outdoor some-more often.

Mari-Ann Ganson and Ellora James, who are both 17, combined Envirocache for an apps competition.

The Wick High School students’ app draws on geo-cache record to yield children with inlet value hunts while they go for walks.

Ellora’s work on a plan has helped her to win 2017’s Scottish Women in Technology One to Watch award.

She said: “It’s so humbling to be during a commencement of my tour and nonetheless still recognized for my passion for technology.

“I wish that we can use this success to continue to be a purpose indication for others, work to urge farrago in record and uncover how schools can work to inspire this too.”

Wearable technology

The teenagers perceived assistance from Interface, an organization that provides support in building products.

It matched a span with an educational during Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University to rise their app.

Wick High School in Caithness has a repute for enlivening a students to make innovative uses of technology.

Last year, pupils created an award-winning app designed to rivet immature people in politics.

The One Click Politics app won a information difficulty during a inhabitant Apps for Good Awards.

And 3 years ago a propagandize hold what was suspicion to be a initial wearable record foe of a kind in Scottish education.

Working in teams of dual or three, S2 pupils were challenged to pattern an app for use with Google Glass eyewear or Samsung Gear 2 and Pebble smartwatches.