Web comp success for St Philip's Christian College students

SUCCESS: Some of the students from St Philip's Christian School who were successful in the GROKLearning Web.Comp program. Picture: Supplied
SUCCESS: Some of the students from St Philip's Christian School who were successful in the GROKLearning Web.Comp program. Picture: Supplied

Students from the Salamander Bay-based St Philip's Christian College have achieved amazing success in a world wide web competition which teaches entrants how to write web pages in HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

The GROKLearning Web.Comp program was open to school students from all over the world and designed for students with no prior experience of web development, as well as those with ninja web-design skills.

St Philip's marketing officer Mandy Eggins said that the competition teaches many of the techniques behind good web design, "so the sites the students learn to create can be both easy to use and beautiful to look at".

"Some of our students completed two competitions at the same time. This was a huge achievement as the events run for five weeks and have up to 10 challenges to complete each week," she said.

"The two competitions are run by Grok Learning which is based at Sydney University. Both are world-wide competitions and anyone from year 3 to 12 can enter. This year the May Web.Comp had more than 17,000 competitors from more than 1,400 institutions. The beginners and intermediate streams ended in a design tournament where they submitted their designs to be voted on."

St Philip's students to achieve perfect scores or high distinctions included Corbin Smithson, Flynt Young, Kobe Le Grange, Luke Payne, Nelson Armstrong, Jack Schmidt, Joseph Kim and Lachlan Orton.