• The main focus of these camps is the creation of IoT (Internet of Things) solutions

Barcelona, 21 July 2018– From today, the winners in the App Education category of the mSchools Student Awards from Ernest Lluc Secondary School in Barcelona, Alexandre Deulofeu Secondary School in Girona and Josep Vallverdú Secondary School in Lleida, and other students from all over Catalonia, can enjoy a week of training and outdoor activities at the third mSchools TechCamp. This year students will undertake activities in search of health technology solutions. The camps are organised by mSchools, the mEducation programme promoted by Mobile World Capital Barcelona (MWCapital), and are being held near the Sau Reservoir from today, 21 July, to 29 July.

Students taking part at the camps submitted their projects to the mSchools Student Awards on 9 June before 2,000 attendees who included members of the educational community, as well as experts from the technology sector and the media. As a result of this work they can now enjoy training workshops on different aspects of design and digital development, guided by guest experts from the mobile industry.

This year students will learn how to create IoT (Internet of things) -based gadgets with a view to creating mHealth solutions. They will design a solution by programming a microcontroller that will operate according to data collected by different sensors and use programmes such as Raspberry Pi, GrovePi and Arduino. They will also become aware of the power and value of data and apply cybersecurity measures to protect their devices from cybernetic attacks.

Award-winning students in the Scratch Challenge category of the mSchools Student Awards, which is focused on the development of computational thought based on learning a programming system, will also be able to enjoy these camps for a day. On 28 July they will attend a day full of activities with which they can deepen the programming knowledge acquired during the school year. They will also have to resolve a programming challenge with their families.