The Magna Carta School, Runnymede, Surrey, UK
Proposed Learning Outcomes & Student Experience
The aim was to produce an app whereby students could learn, seek advice and track mental health issues, covering many subjects from body image to bullying. The students were to design the look and produce the content for the app alongside Gaia’s Development Team. The final outcome being a personal reference for students of all ages, which provides information, guidance and advice on where to obtain help for a range of mental health issues.
Several members of our team worked with the school, communicating via Skype during the students’ weekly lessons. This helped keep the project within our development framework whilst allowing the students to be creative with their ideas. All the artwork, content and design was directed by the school and students. Gaia provided the technical and programming side of the production.
The students reported that the most important element of the process was being able to bespoke their app to their own school’s needs.
A published product that the students designed and authored themselves.
Following the feedback, we developed a web based application that gives any school the ability to bespoke the design to their needs. (Ideally through an App Development Project). This could then be published to their students, with content driven by their students.
This idea has since been extended to provide a range of app frameworks within which students concentrate on content, design and functionality.