Apps for Good

Background and contacts

About Apps for Good

Apps for Good aims to unlock the confidence and talent of young people to help them thrive in a tech driven future, empowering them to become digital leaders and change-makers within their communities. Since launching in 2010, Apps for Good has been delivered in over 1,500 schools to more than 100,000 students around the world. Apps for Good is a registered charity and is supported by partnerships with companies and foundations who share their vision of improving technology education, including Thomson Reuters, SAP, Barclaycard, Comic Relief and Esmee Fairbarn. Find out more at appsforgood.org

About The Digital Newsroom

The Apps for Good Digital Newsroom is a simple and useful resource for you to keep track of all the latest news stories. High resolution images and complete press releases are available to download from here, and you can connect with our various social media profiles easily. Suggestions for improvements are welcome

Contact Details

To arrange interviews, speak to spokespeople or with any questions, please contact:

Elly Barham Marsh, Niamh Kelly
t. 0203 1279 270
e. elly@manifest.london, niamh@manifest.london

Apps for Good

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.   

Archive