Organised app competition in Fronter
Queens Park Community School is a year 11 to 19 school Located in the Borough of Brent, in North-west London. The School is known for being a multicultural school with 1200 pupils from more than 60 countries.
"London is a fantastic and very multicultural city, and in all of the Boroughs of all of the city, Brent is the most diverse Borough. And the school that is the most diverse in Brent is our school. I love this school because it´s the whole world in one school," says teacher Dan O'Donnell.
In 2012 App creation became a part of QPCS curriculum through a competition called App Factor. All students were invited to create their own music app idea and the winners got to present their idea to the heads at Universal music as well as the possibility to develop their app.
The launch of the App Factor competition was done in a spectacular way, with a concert by the two world stars Pixie Lot and Tinchy Strider at the school. Soon after the launch, 375 ideas were entered in Fronter. Seven teams got to the finals and got the opportunity to pitch their idea for the executives at Universal.
The App Factor winners were Laura and Finn with their music game app - "Note City".
Image: Finn, Laura, Dan O´Donnel and management at Universal Music
The competition became a success and showed off the amazing creativity and talent possessed by students at QPCS.
Aside from having events like App Factor, Fronter plays a big role in how QPCS work on a daily basis. By working with Fronter for several years to enhance learning at QPCS, they are now in a position where other schools come to them to learn how to take advantage of the platform.
What Dan O´Donnel, teacher and in charge of Fronter integration at QPCS like about Fronter, is the possibility to customize the platform to meet the school's needs.
"The beauty of Fronter is that you can break it down to one piece and build it up into exactly what you want," says Dan O´Donnel.
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Posted on Mon, January 16, 2017
by Niklas Hellum