13th December 2016
Access to IT students took part in a competition this month to build a new website for a local performing arts company.
The new performing arts school, based in Woodford and Romford approached Barking & Dagenham College IT lecturer Graham Woollard to ask if students would like to create a website for them. The winning student would get the opportunity to see their website go live and for them to work with Gemini in the future, updating the website etc.
Graham explained: “As our Access to IT programme has 2 units to do with web design, I jumped at the chance to run this as a project for the students.
“It’s a valuable chance for students to get real work experience.”
Alice Godfrey and Kathryn Baum from Gemini Performing Arts gave a presentation to the students back in October, which covered all their requirements for the website. Students then had to produce a website based on this brief.
Alice and Kathryn shortlisted the top four websites and then on Tuesday 6th December the shortlisted students gave a 15 minute pitch to Alice, explaining why their website should be the winner of the competition.
The Winner was named as Muhammad Chaudhry, aged 21 from Ilford and his winning design can be seen here: http://muhammadgeminiperformingarts.esy.es/home.html
19 year old Alejandro Camerlynck from Romford was Runner Up, followed by Henry Smith, aged 20 from Romford and Laura Jenkins, aged 19 from Croydon.