A group of Sixth Form students from the Academy recently took part in the BAME student day, one of only twelve schools taking part held at the Microsoft Campus in Reading.
The students had an early start leaving the Academy at 6am to ensure they arrived in time for the days programme. The objective of the day was for students to apply the knowledge they had gained from the presentations on Apps Design, Project Management, Sales and Marketing to create of a “Super App”.
The briefing for the apps was that it would need to be adopted by many users, be beneficial and adds value to individuals, businesses, the environment or similar and generates revenue.
The students had to present their “Super App” to a judging panel in a three-minute pitch. The team worked really well together as a group and delivered a good presentation but were not the winners on this occasion, but displayed the Academy in a positive manner.
The current apprentices from Microsoft gave a presentation about the different apprenticeship routes available and their individual pathways to date, and about the sponsored degree programme opportunities on offer. There was a tour of the campus, the highlight of which was a visit to the chill out area that was full of x-box stations featuring a variety of games for staff and visitors to enjoy.
All the students would recommend others to visit if they have the opportunity and found the tour of the campus interesting.
The students presented themselves well during the day and engaged in the activities, so well done to each of them.