Two teams of pupils from Dunoon Grammar School are calling for help from members of the public after making it through to this year’s Apps for Good UK final for the second year running.
The youngsters beat of stiff competition from over 25,000 young people, from 1,250 establishments, to be shortlisted for the people’s choice award after creating two unique mobile apps. However, in order to win, they need members of the public to vote for them.
The first app was created by Morven Young, Sofaidh Stoddart, Daisy Cossar and Javi Santana. Titled, ‘safe socket’ it is a smart plug that keeps your electronic devices safe and sends a message to your phone if it gets too hot.
Team two is made up of Lewis Henderson, Ryan Macintyre, Cameron Hill and Murray Togwell. They created ‘nightlight’ - a special light which comes on as you wake up using a pressure sensor in your pillow.
Argyll and Bute Council’s Policy Lead for Education, Councillor Yvonne McNeilly said: “Well done Dunoon Grammar. These young pupils should be extremely proud of themselves for making it through to the final of such a prestigious event.
“The two apps that the children have created are such a great idea but they are up against schools from geographically denser areas so they really need as much help as possible. I truly hope that the people of Argyll and Bute get behind them and vote. I wish them every success.”
Last year, Dunoon Grammar was crowned the Apps for Good UK School of the Year at a prestigious awards ceremony in London.
To watch the videos of both this year’s finalists and to vote for your favourite app: www.appsforgood.org/public/awards/2018/peoples-choice