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 […]
London tech students from Coleridge Primary School have been announced as winners of People’s Choice Award at the Apps for Good Awards
A team of 10 and 11 year olds year olds from Coleridge Primary School, London has been announced as the winner of the People’s Choice sponsored by EE at this year’s national Apps for Good Awards. Their app Changes helps children who are too nervous to ask adults about puberty by providing them with useful information.
- 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: Bea Wright (11), Fizzy Correia (11), Joss Morgan (10), Leila Wilson (11) and Mia Stacey (10) who all took part in the Apps for Good course in their school, Coleridge Primary School.
Speaking about the win, the Changes team said
“It was unbelievable we had to pinch ourselves – it felt like a dream when we won! Because we didn’t win our category we thought we lost but then we won the public vote and it was so amazing!’
- 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.