A key component of the Sacred Heart Catholic College Geelong (SHCG) philosophy is to help students leverage technology in ways that connect them to new and powerful sources of knowledge. Their Bradbury Club is a unique collaboration between the College and the expert mentorship of many academics and industry professionals to undertake engaging, problem solving projects.
Dr Adam Cole, Leader of Learning Innovation at Sacred Heart, who spearheaded the creation of the Club says: “We bring together vibrant, interdisciplinary teams in real world contexts. We are results and collaboration driven.”
What became the Fact-Tastic App Development project grew from a competition where students were asked to submit quirky, interesting scientific facts. This expanded beyond SHCG and resulted in 14,000 entries from 3,000 students at 20 schools.
“We decided to convert this huge databank of facts into an online game, but didn’t have the skills within the school. The obvious solution was to go to our IT partner CompNow and tap into their specialist App Development resources. Having the professional input from CompNow was critical to bringing all the components together,” Adam says.