A group of Bradon Forest School students pursuing the Young Enterprise programme have set up Mad Turtle Studios to release an Android app called Turtle Rush.
The arcade style game involves guiding a turtle through a never ending frenzy of sharks. The app is rated 4.7 out of 5 on Google Play. A user describes it as infuriatingly addictive.
The app is being continually updated during the year by the seven Year 10 students behind Mad Turtles whilst they learn a range of business operation and development skills.
Find out more about the Turtles at www.madturtlestudios.wordpress.com
Bradon Forest design & technology facilities to be rebuilt
Bradon Forest School is the only school in the Swindon area, and one of only two in Wiltshire to be supported in the latest round of the government’s Priority School Building Programme Phase 2 (PSB2).
The grant will enable the school to rebuild or refurbish the 1960s food technology and textile building known as the ‘May’ block, named after a local councillor.
Headteacher Dr Andrew Morrison said: “This is fantastic news for our school; we are pleased that we have managed to secure the funds to improve the learning environment for our students. Following on from the refurbishment of the main school block last academic year this is the next stage in the development of our site.”
He added that more money will be coming to the school following planning permission for 700 new houses next to West Swindon.
“The future is exciting as we are also looking at how best to use the funds provided by the Ridgeway Farm development to further improve our school,” said Dr Morrison.