The Gippsland Tech School was recently buzzing with activity when more than 50 young females harnessed the power of augmented reality, stop motion animation and other technology to develop tools to help their peers live healthy lives.
During the three-day Women in STEM FoodBytes design challenge held from 25-27 June 2019, students from across 14 Gippsland schools were challenged to develop tools to communicate to young people in the Latrobe Valley the importance of nutrition, exercise and wellbeing to a healthy lifestyle.
Ideas ranging from games, websites and apps focusing on the harms of sugary drink consumption, mental health awareness and the importance of a healthy diet were among the 13 final concepts presented to judges on the final day of the challenge.
The challenge, the first of its kind across Gippsland, was designed in collaboration between the Gippsland Tech School, the Latrobe Health Assembly, We Are Latrobe, Baw Baw Latrobe LLEN, South Gippsland Bass Coast LLEN, East Gippsland LLEN and Latrobe Community Health Service.
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