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Winning app keeps wartime history alive

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An app developed by Kildare College students which honours Australia’s wartime history has received national recognition in the Anzac Day Schools’ Awards announced in September.

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The submission, which was a collective effort of the 2017 Year 9 cohort, was named winner of the Special Category of Best Use of Technology.

Titled ‘Honouring Australia’s War Spirits’, the app was entirely developed by the students.

They had to consider the navigation, functionality and visual appearance, as well research the stories and events to be included in the content.

It is now available to download from app stores, and is available on Apple and Android devices.

Principal Margaret Rouggos paid tribute to the students who dedicated so much time to the project.

“By developing an app with information and stories of wartime, the students will educate the next generation on this important topic, using technology that young people are familiar with and have access to.

“It is also a great example of how our college integrates technology into the curriculum for the benefit of all students’ learning,” she said.

Conducted by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, the awards are open to primary and secondary schools nationally and aim to encourage students to learn and reflect on Australia’s wartime history, ‘remembering the service and sacrifice of men and women and the importance of Anzac Day and other commemorative dates’.

The college will receive a cheque, certificate and plaque to commemorate the achievement, which will sit proudly next to the winning plaques in varying other categories of the same award, received over the past several years.

 

 

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