A team of 17 year olds from Elstree UTC, in Hertfordshire has been announced as the winner of the Information Category sponsored by Thomson Reuters at this year’s national Apps for Good Awards for their app Booksy. The Booksy app was created to promote visual and collaborative learning amongst GSCE students. The app allows users […]
Fear Nothing tech students from Westfields Junior School have been announced as winners of Information category at the Apps for Good Awards
A team of 9-10 year olds from Westfields Junior School, Hampshire has been announced as the winner of the Information category sponsored by Thomson Reuters at this year’s national Apps for Good Awards. Their app Fear Nothing helps children deal with their phobias in an interactive and fun way, incorporating virtual reality.
- 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 get their app ready for market in February 2017.
- The winning team is made up of: Kiera Yellowlees (10), Poppy Vandensteen (9), Anwyn Greenaway (10), Jay Butcher (9) and Thomas Hurst (9), who all took part in the Apps for Good course in their school, Westfields Junior 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.
Karine George, Headteacher at Westfields Junior School commented;
“Apps for Good recognises young entrepreneurs and teaches real world skills for future employability. Love the product, love the event, brilliant finalists and we’re so proud of our winners!”