A huge thank you to @profbrucehood for yesterday's engaging #STEM talk on 'The Science of Happiness' and for sharing his #HappinessHacks with us. Delighted to have welcomed pupils from other local schools to enjoy Prof Hood's talk. #BGSLearning #BGSSTEM #BeyondtheClassroom https://t.co/omGyngNuQP
On Tuesday 26 June, twelve Year 9 students travelled from BGS to the University of Surrey for the Open Schools Coding Challenge finals. The competition started here in School before Christmas when students studying Computing got into teams to develop an App.
The focus of the App was to raise awareness for a charity of their choice. Each group had to decide on the charity but could not start development until they had confirmation from the charity that they were happy for them to use their logos and names.
The groups then started designing, developing and testing their apps. The competition aimed to encourage collaboration between younger students as they worked towards a final project which was to be shared with the judges. The judges were from a company called RedHat, an open source software development company.
We are delighted that a team from Bristol Grammar School won the overall competition. Congratulations to team Ctrl, Alt, Elite – Louise, Jasleen, Anna and Shreya – on their victory and their App, developed to support the charity Children’s World, which is also the chosen charity of Diamond’s House.