BGGS Students Win Young ICT Explorers Competition

Last September, Year 12 2020 students, Rachel Chiong (2020) and Josephine Clough (2020) submitted their Digital Solutions Project to the Young Information and Communication Technology Explorers (YICTE) competition. This competition is widely regarded as the benchmark for student competition in ICT related projects and inventions for Australian schools. It attracts significant participation from all states with each entry assessed on the criteria of creativity, uniqueness, quality, level of difficulty and project documentation.

The YICTE was conducted virtually and resulted in an outstanding 1st place in South East Queensland for the BGGS team’s Digital Art Gallery Project.

The project brief is below.

Brisbane Girls Grammar School has an extensive art collection that includes fine arts, ceramics, photographs and more. The School wishes to manage and enhance this growing catalogue. A dynamic online gallery would allow for both the School community and the general public to view the School’s artwork and their related information such as the artist, title, media and location. It is hoped that the online presence would provide information for research purposes and encourage future donations of artworks to the School.

The intelligent approach to the complex solution was noted by the highly respected panel of judges drawn from academia, industry partners and ICT professionals. Both Rachel and Josephine leveraged the practical skills and knowledge garnered in their Senior Digital Solutions classes with imaginative clarity and focus that will now enable them to represent, as alumnae, the School in the national finals held on Saturday 20 February. The result is great testimony to the girls’ hard work and foresight, once again congratulations and we wish you all the best for the finals.

Mrs Maggie Golawska-Loye
Head of Curriculum Development and Digital Technology Studies

Rachel Chiong (2020) and Josephine Clough (2020)