‘Collaborative and enthusiastic’ students enjoy EPIC day

Seven of our Sixth form students were invited by Professor Ray Jones, Director of the EPIC project, to Plymouth University to attend Innovations For a Long and Healthy Life on 31 January.

It was all-day event attended by Trixton, Marsha, Mia, Cydney, Bleona, Audrey, Emily and the team delivering the EPIC project and older people, a number of SMEs and NHS care providers and charities.

The day involved workshops looking at how technologies can help support eyesight, hearing, dental requirements, mobility and mental and social wellbeing for a healthy older age.

Trixton said: “It was an amazing opportunity to work with healthcare professionals and professors, where we came up with an idea to incorporate smart speakers into care homes. Professor Jones said we will be working on this idea as Digital Champions – helping elderly people to use the Smart technology to keep to a routine and have reminders, listen to music and much more.”

Professor Ray Jones said our students were a  “credit to the College”.

“I wanted to say how great your students were who attended the conference – bright, engaging, polite, fun, collaborative and enthusiastic!”

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