Two teams of pupils from Dunoon Grammar School are calling for help from members of the public after making it through to the Apps for Good UK final for the third year running.
The youngsters beat of stiff competition from over 25,000 young people 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 team is made up of Lily Vaughan and Mark Richardson aged 13. They created ‘Pet.Walks’ – smart bandannas with sensors to help keep your pet cool.
Team two is made up of Emma Bancks, Jessica Marshall and Maddie Curlie, also 13. They created ‘Breathe Away’ - an inhaler that sends reminders and tracks usage through your mobile device.
Argyll and Bute Council’s Policy Lead for Education, Councillor Yvonne McNeilly said: “This is the third year in a row that Dunoon Grammar has made it through to the final of this prestigious competition and I am extremely proud of everyone involved.
“The school is truly excelling in the world of digital learning and technology, and this is all down to the hard work and determination of pupils and staff, Dunoon Grammar.
“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.”
To watch the videos of both this year’s finalists and to vote for your favourite app: www.appsforgood.org/awards/2019/peoples-choice-award