This week our Computing Science students were visited by some distinguished guests.
Bob Schukai, the Global Head of Mobile Technology at Thomson Reuters
Kate Farrell, the Digital Education Manager for NESTA
Tanya Howden, Thomson Reuters intern, Computing Science Student at Herriott Watt and ex-Wick High pupil
They were here to visit this year's Apps for Good intake and give expert advice on their app designs and be judges in our S2 Google Glass design competition. As part of the competition, groups had to come up with a Google Glass app and create designs to showcase the idea. All of our judges were incredibly impressed with the quality of the ideas and found it very difficult to decide a winner.
First prize, and the winners of two Samsung Galaxy S3 Minis kindly provided by Thomson Reuters, were Leanne Cormack and Erin Anderson who created an Augmented Reality Furniture Placement app.
2nd prize went to Ellora James and Sophie Harper with their real-time chord viewing app for musicians. They won a Logitech webcam each
3rd prize went to Danielle Grant and Keavy Taylor with their app "Draw it Now", which allowed people to take a picture of what they wanted to draw and super imposing a grid on top of it, to make drawing easier. The won a pair of mobile speakers
4th prize went to Brandon Mackenzie and Colin Henstridge with their "Instant Replay" app which contantly records a 10 second buffer of footage and allows you to replay key moments in your day-to-day life. They won a Fujitsu mug each.
Below are all their Glass app ideas:
The highlight of the day for most was when Bob presented to all S2-4 Computing Science classes. In his presentation he encouraged all students to take up career paths in Technology and showcased the amazing Google Glass, which is only available to 8000 people across the world.
Thank you to all the judges for taking time out their schedules to visit us in Wick. We really appreciate your support!
Are you 11 to 26 and interested in taking part in activities and working within your community to make sure young people are listened to. High Life Highland places a qualified Youth Worker in each of the 29 secondary school catchment areas.
Wick Youth Development link: https://www.facebook.com/WickYouthDevelopment
Wick High now have a fantasy football league for staff, pupils and parents.
To find the site use the following address link: http://www.schoolsfl.com/
When you find the site you need to register with the site using an email and password.
Once you have done this you will need to pick a team from the available players of the English Premier League. This can be done manually or to save time you can click 'Auto Select Team'. Don't worry if you end up with a bunch of diddies (to use footballing parlance); you can make unlimited transfers up to the start of the league on the 19th October.
Once you have saved your team you have to join the Wick High School league that I set up. To do this you need to click on 'My Leagues' and then use the PIN for the school: 1307169.
This will grant you access to play in the school's league.
Want to know more about the new National qualifications your child is working on this year?
Check out the link to find out more: https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/glowblogs/NPF/nationals-in-a-nutshell/
Unfortunately the planned issue date for S3 report cards (Friday 7th June) has had to be rescheduled to allow for technical difficulties with the report writing system used in the school.
It is hoped that the reports will now be issued to S3 pupils by Tuesday 11th June at the latest.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.