Schools Challenge 2015 Winners

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LA Pupils Win Challenge for Second Year Running

Congratulations to Littlehampton Academy who won the second Clear Computing Schools Challenge held at Worthing College on February 3th 2015 for schools in Sussex.

The Challenge was ‘To build a social media platform or mobile app for young people in education’

After recent news showing the rising concerns of teenagers online being caught up in cyber bullying and inappropriate comments (“trolling”) on social media, Clear Computing thought it would be the perfect opportunity to hear from teenagers on how they would design a social media platform or App for teenagers, with consideration to these issues with Internet Security Day fast approaching on the 10th February.

14 teams from 5 West Sussex schools took part , Durrington High School, The Forest School, Littlehampton Academy, Chatsmore Catholic High School and St Phillip Howard Catholic High School.

The brief was to present their idea considering the following issues; design, functionality, finance, security and marketing supported by mentors from a variety of industry sectors. Mentors included representatives from Clear Computing Ltd, Scerri Solutions, Darren Crabb Wealth Management, ESET, NatWest, Brightec, & Vantage Professional Risks.

All the proposed ideas were then presented to the experts on a judging panel, based on TV’s Dragon’s Den. When it came down to the three finalists two schools stood out, Littlehampton Academy and The forest School with Littlehampton Academy having their two teams participating shortlisted!