He­roes of health

Melville Times - - News -

A MO­BILE game that dou­bles as a guide to healthy liv­ing has net­ted four All Saint’s Col­lege stu­dents top spot in the WA Tech Girls are Su­per­heroes com­pe­ti­tion.

A MO­BILE app that looks like a game but dou­bles as a guide to healthy liv­ing has won a team of Year 6 girls from All Saints’ Col­lege the WA Tech Girls are Su­per­heroes com­pe­ti­tion.

Stella Her­mawan, Ade­olu Adeoye, Ay­ona Basu and Riya Singh de­signed the app to address the prob­lem of poor nu­tri­tion and obe­sity by en­cour­ag­ing users to be ac­tive.

“Our app helps keep kids healthy while they think that they are play­ing a game,” Stella said.

“It is unique be­cause it has an emoji fea­ture that the per­son us­ing the app will have to look af­ter.

“The aim is to keep healthy by be­ing happy, ex­er­cis­ing, con­nect­ing with friends and prac­tis­ing mind­ful­ness.

“To mo­ti­vate the con­sumer to do this we have prizes like uni­corn horns as ac­ces­sories for the emoji.

“We fig­ured out that if we made our app look like a game but have self­ben­e­fits too, it was a win-win sit­u­a­tion.”

The Tech Girls are Su­per­heroes com­pe­ti­tion is a na­tion­wide ini­tia­tive to en­cour­age more girls into STEM ca­reers, with en­tries re­quired to address one or more of the UN’s' Mil­len­nium De­vel­op­ment Goals.

All Saints’ Col­lege ju­nior school ICT teacher Brette Lock­yer en­cour­aged the stu­dents to en­ter the com­pe­ti­tion and said it of­fered young girls the chance to push bound­aries.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d473492

Year 6 stu­dents Ade­olu Adeoye, Ay­ona Basu, Stella Her­mawan and Riya Singh.

Ade­olu Adeoye, Ay­ona Basu, Stella Her­mawan and Riya Singh.

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