16/11/2012 by mcma
A new unique and innovative iPhone application to allow students access to essential school and educational information has been developed by students at the Manchester Creative & Media Academy.
With Manchester growing as a digital creative centre, now the home to MediaCityUK and The Sharpe Project Manchester, it has the second-largest cluster of creative and media industries in Europe. The academy has tapped into the fantastic resources our great city has to offer and the students are ensuring their place at the heart of this expanding industry, developing their skills to create the new innovative phone app.
The app was developed by a group of Year 9 students as part of their work with the Ideas Foundation and Brought to life by 3 Sheep Digital Development Agency.
The Ideas Foundation work with young people to nurture their creative skills to help them explore enterprise and employment, creating opportunities for students to gain skill and experience within the creative industries.
Helen Phillips, Principal, at the Manchester Creative & Media Academy, said: “The new state-of-the-art technology here at the Academy is creating great opportunities for our students, equipping them with the skills they need to flourish along their chosen path.
“The group of students who have worked on this phone app have been exceptional, creating something that will be used not only by the staff and students here at the Academy, but the wider community.”
Our mission is to equip our young learners with skills and attributes to be enthusiastic, enquiring, lifelong learners.
The Academy held a Digital Creativity Day on November 14th to launch the new app to the school and the local community, with students showcasing the many different ways digital media has been incorporated into the school curriculum.