Swansea School Up For Award

Olchfa Comprehensive's education app has put pupils up for the Young person prize in the St David Awards 2016.

Twelve Year 10 pupils from Olchfa School in Swansea have been chosen as Finalists in the Young person category of the St David Awards for devising an innovative app to help GCSE pupils revise.

They formed a company; ‘Ed Up’ and marketed the app on the Google Play Store, making a profit on their product at the same time as developing essential skills for the world of work.

The team represented South West Wales in the Wales Final of Young Enterprise where they were judged in 3 categories – Best Trade Stand and Interview, Best Company Report and Best Presentation.

The team won the Young Enterprise Welsh Champions 2015 title.

From the 25,000 who originally entered the competition from all over the UK, ‘Ed Up’ made it through to the final 14.

The team then represented Wales in the UK Final in London on 2 July where they won the Best Presentation and Innovation in IT categories.

The St David Awards annually recognise and celebrate the exceptional achievements of people in Wales.

They acknowledge people who are making a real difference for this country – either at home or abroad.

They are great marks of distinction and the highest accolades that Welsh Government confers on our citizens nationally.

The Awards reflect and promote the aspirations of Wales and its citizens to be a modern, vibrant country, with a growing reputation as a confident and clever nation valuing innovation, community spirit, and above all its people.

They operate over the entire country - they are the "awards of awards" and the natural destination for all those who have won other sectoral or community awards.
All of the nominees for the 2016 categories can be found at: http://www.stdavidawards.org.uk


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