The first Bristol Young Student competition drew to a glittering close at the Mall at Cribbs Causeway on Monday evening. It was a testament to action above words as all of the organisers and mentors volunteered their time and a wide number of Bristol based businesses also volunteered prizes and use of their facilities. It was all to help equip Bristol students with the skills they need to be active and productive in the work place. It was heart-warming to see how much confidence, team-working, design and communication skills the participating students had picked up from being part of the competition. Their task was to work as a team and create an app to promote their client’s business. Four Bristol organisations agreed to act as clients and I had the great pleasure of presenting the best apps for each of the businesses. You can see them below.
I think you will agree the students did a great job of using AppFurnace to create professional, useful and fun apps that the clients were delighted with.
There were many categories of prizes that your can read about on the Bristol Young Student web site. But the most notable was the scholarship offered by BPP University College worth £15k which was awarded to Harrison Trapnell of Downend School who also won the Best Student award.
Congratulations to all of the winners and the finalists. I hope that all who took part got valuable skills from the experience that will help them in their future careers.