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Warwickshire tech students from Stratford Girls’ Grammar School have been announced as winners of Connected Communities at the Apps for Good Awards
A team of 13-14 year olds from Stratford Girls’ Grammar School, Warwickshire has been announced as the winner of the Connected Communities category powered by Salesforce.org at this year’s national Apps for Good Awards. Their app Lilies helps support 10-16 year olds who have lost a loved one.
- Selected from hundreds of applicants from across the UK, the team had to pitch their app idea to a panel of industry leaders at the annual Apps for Good Awards, held on 20th June at the Barbican in London. The competition entered by hundreds of student teams, has selected six winning teams of students who are going to be working alongside professional app developers and sponsors to launch their app on the market in February 2017.
- The winning team is made up of: Charlotte Stobart, 13, Izzie Stock, 14, Olivia Murray, 13, Arushi Sharma, 14, Rose Skirrow, 14, Mia Dunnakey, 14, who all took part in the Apps for Good course in their school, Stratford Girls’ Grammar School.
- Now in its fifth year, the Awards recognise and celebrate young entrepreneurs. Any students who study the free Apps for Good course – currently being delivered in 1,000 schools nationwide – are able to enter the awards in order to have the chance to work with a professional development agency and have their app launched on the market.
On winning in the Connected Communities category, the team commented;
“We were very very proud when we won because we worked really hard, and we really connected with our app. We really want to help young people dealing with bereavement with this app and can’t wait to launch it next year”