Website Challenge 2013 - Education Business Partnership
Website Challenge 2013
This afternoon saw the launch of the 16th annual Website Challenge, held in the main auditorium at IBM.
Ten schools have signed up to take part in the challenge to design a website for this years client, Portsmouth College.
The ten schools are Brookfield Community School; Brune Park School; Crofton School; Crookhorn College of Technology; Havant Academy; Henry Cort School; Mayfield School; Priory School, St Edmunds School and Warblington School.
Good luck to all those taking part.
WEBSITE CHALLENGE 2012
EBP are pleased to announce that the winners of the Schools Website Challenge 2012 are Crofton School, from Stubbington. Congratulations to both St Edmund’s RC School in Portsmouth who were awarded 2nd place and to Crookhorn College of Technology from Waterlooville who were awarded 3rd place.
The Schools Website Challenge 2012 represented an exciting real-life business project to design, develop, test and create a website to a given brief. This years’ client was PETA Training and Consultancy Services who were looking to promote apprenticeships in a way that young people will understand and connect with.
The challenge focuses on the intended Learning Outcomes for the young people of developing employability skills of project management; leadership and team-working; presentation skills; negotiation and risk taking, research and communication skills and makes an enormous contribution towards the key areas of gaining a greater understanding of the world of work and good business practice, adapting to unfamiliar situations outside the classroom and to become more confident in their ability to achieve personal and academic goals.
‘The use of technology, social media and apps by this team to engage with young people was outstanding,’ said Angus Day, Marketing Manager for PETA and one of the judges for the challenge. ‘We very much enjoyed supporting our neighbours IBM and, of course, the EBP and look forward to working with them on many more challenges in the future.’
‘We intend to use many of the ideas presented, not just from the winners of the challenge, but from the majority of teams who entered,’ explained Bob Hiskey, CEO of PETA. ‘ What we offer in terms of apprenticeships and training is very much targeted at young people not much older than the students taking part in the competition, so to get their insight and viewpoint has been very useful as an additional research channel to those we already use.’
EBP is grateful for the sponsorship of IBM, without whose considerable time, expertise and financial support, the Challenge would not be possible. For further information please contact Fran Wright on 023 9228 3400 or email Fran email@example.com