2018/2019 Programme

 

2018/2019 Programme

 

2018/2019 Programme

 

2018/2019 Programme

 

2019 Programme

 

2019 Programme

 

2019 Programme

 

2019 Programme

Winner announced!

We are delighted to announce the winner of the 2018/2019 GetIT programme

Bishop’s Stortford College – Connect Hearo 

This app is designed to help children in schools with hearing disabilities to understand their teachers more clearly, enabling them to do better at school.

Bishop’s Storford is one of the leading independent, co-educational schools in the country. It is large enough to provide an exceptional range of opportunities, yet small enough for each child to be known and valued. Its aim is to ensure the process of all round growth – academically, morally, spiritually, athletically, and creatively.

Runner up announced!

We are delighted to announce the runner up of the 2018/2019 GetIT programme

Wren Academy – Cheetah Planner

A digital planner to support students with homework.

Wren Academy has established a national reputation for excellence in teaching and learning, developing an approach which focuses consistently on enabling young people to be effective learners.

@Wren_Academy

Congratulations to our 2018/2019 Finalists

Wallington High School for Girls – Help me, help you

‘Help me, Help you,’ is aimed at teenagers to help combat the colossal issue of mental health by allowing children to talk to others anonymously, and help each other get over their issues from home, school or elsewhere.

Wallington High School for Girls is a selective academy for approximately 1400 girls aged between 11 and 18.  They are a multicultural community with an increasing percentage of minority ethnic groups. Over 47 different first languages are spoken and this brings a rich diversity to their school.

@WHSGPE

Bishop Challoner Catholic Federation – Amazon: Tourguide

This app gives free audio tours of famous landmarks all over the world to backpackers and immigrants.

Bishop Challoner is a vibrant, friendly and diverse community in the heart of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. They offer state-of-the-art facilities, a rigorous and academic curriculum and outstanding teaching and learning opportunities, which contribute to their excellent examination results.

@ChallonerCFS

Wimbledon High School – Climb

The simplest way to find the right advice for your career.

Wimbledon High School is an outstanding education for girls: inspiring, challenging lessons, a rich and varied co-curricular programme and a warm and caring community.

 

@WimbledonHigh

The Marist – JustRead

JustRead is an automatic bedtime story reader that reads recorded or scanned pages of a book that have been sent to young children by their parents who can’t read to them.

The Marist is an independent Catholic school and has a strong tradition of high academic results but not at the expense of the person.  Pupils are encouraged to join in with a large programme of extra-curricular activities helping them to become well rounded individuals.

@TheMaristSchool

Coombe Girls School – Go-Eco

To encourage people when shopping to buy the most recyclable products and help to reduce pollution from packaging.

Part of the Coombe Academy Trust, the aim at Coombe Girls School is to make sure that all the students get the most they can from their education, enjoy their time there, and achieve their highest potential. Coombe Girls’ School prepares their students for a world of opportunities in the 21st Century.

@CoombeGirlsNews

The Alexandra Park School – Balance

The Balance app will allow users to enable their lives to become more organised, keep calm and be healthy.

Alexandra Park School is an outstanding Academy in Haringey North London. The school was opened with the aim of creating a great comprehensive school at the heart of the community.

@apschool

The Marist – Diggle

Diggle is an app that helps the teenagers come out about their sexuality to their friends and family by generating a script to help guide what can be a very difficult conversation.

The Marist is an independent Catholic school and has a strong tradition of high academic results but not at the expense of the person.  Pupils are encouraged to join in with a large programme of extra-curricular activities helping them to become well rounded individuals.

@TheMaristSchool

The Chalfonts Independent Grammar School – Ucalm

Ücalm helps teenagers to cope with stress and difficult emotions and situations, offering support and coping mechanisms.

The Chalfonts, is an Independent Grammar School . The Chalfonts offers the International Baccalaureate  curriculum, delivered in small, supportive co-educational classes using a progressive classroom set-up. They believe this approach will guide their pupils to be bold, imaginative and reflective young people, well-rounded characters with resilient, independent minds, well placed to thrive in every walk of life.

Registration

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR 2018/2019

We are inviting schools to identify a teacher who will lead on this programme in school.

Once you have registered you a will receive a phone call to arrange an in-school presentation with an inspiring female AWS ambassador.

Following the presentation let us know how many teams you would like to enter into the programme. Each school will be allocated 7 places at one of the bootcamps. This could be a team of 7 or a representative from 7 teams. So you can have 7-49 students involved in the programme.

If a school doesn’t take up their allocation we will then offer out the places to participating schools on first come first served basis.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

We wanted as many students to get involved as possible, not just those who may already have an affinity to technology.

While this programme is aimed at girls, we welcome boys as well.

We’re keen for everyone to be aware of the opportunities in the technology industry, and to challenge the gender stereotype within the industry.

The programme is for year 8 students in the 2018-2019 academic year.

Phases (2018/2019)

Phase 1

Whole year assembly

September – November 2018

Register your school online using our simple form.

We will call you to arrange an assembly presentation in your school delivered by an inspiring female AWS ambassador.

We want as many students to get involved as possible, not just those who may already have an affinity to technology.

While this programme is aimed at girls, we welcome boys as well.  We’re keen for everyone to be aware of the opportunities in the technology industry, and to challenge the gender stereotype within the industry.

Phase 2

App idea generation

September – December 2018

Post assembly presentations, let us know how many teams you would like to enter into the programme and download AWS Get IT Challenge Pack (coming soon).

Teams must be 50% girls to qualify. They can be 5-7 students. You can register up to 7 teams of 7 students, but please note 7 students will be invited to the bootcamps. So this could be a team of 7 or a representative from 7 teams.

Start independently designing your app, and receive online mentoring from AWS. Remember it must be focused on tackling/solving real local issues

Phase 3

Bootcamp

November/December 2018

7 students from each participating school are invited to a Get IT one day boot camp at the AWS London office.

If a school does not take up their places, these will allocated on a first come first served basis.

2018 bootcamp dates:

  • November 22nd
  • December 5th
  • December 14th
Phase 4

School-based workshop

January – April 2019

Receive an in-school visit from an AWS ambassador.

They will give you feedback on your project.

Plus a chance to practise your presentation.

Phase 5

Submit your app into our competition

Deadline 25th March 2019

Use our online form to submit your final app idea (coming soon). We will let you know if you have been shortlisted for the final within 2 weeks. 10 projects will go through to the final, and there will also be special recognition prizes.

If you go through to the final, you will present your idea at the AWS Summit.

Click here to submit your AWS Get IT Project

Phase 6

Presentation at AWS Summit

May 2019

10 Selected teams are invited to present their apps at the AWS Summit in London.
The winner will be announced at the Summit!

Click here for all AWS Get IT Summit information

Prizes & Recognition

  • All teams that attend the bootcamp will receive an AWS goodie bag
  • All participating schools will be invited to select students to attend the AWS Summit at the Excel Centre on May 8th
  • 10 finalist teams will be invited to present their ideas at the AWS Summit
  • The winning team will have their app made be AWS
  • AWS will then support the continuation and success of the winning app
  • All participants will receive a certificate confirming the completion of the programme

Resources

Click here to access our password protected Resources page – contact Lucy Moses if you don’t know the password.