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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

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Apps for Good

Queen’s College students announced as Apps for Good finalists, as they leave judges spellbound

A team of 12 and 13 year olds from Queen’s College in London, are through to the finals for the annual Apps for Good Awards with their app Spells. The five students wanted their app to help 5-10 year old students improve their spelling and vocabulary – and have fun whilst doing it. Spells is down to finals of the this year’s Apps for Good Awards as part of the Information category, powered by Thomson Reuters.

  • Selected from hundreds of applicants from across the UK, the team behind will now pitch their app idea to a panel of industry leaders at the annual Apps for Good Awards, to be held on 20th June at the Barbican in London.
  • 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.  The Spells team are now down to the final three and competing against two other teams in their category in the hope that their app can be the one that is brought to life in 2017.
  • The team is made up of: Felicity Kaner, 12, Zoe Wollen, 12, Anouska King, 12, Evie Gately, 13 and Emily Astley, 13 who all took part in the Apps for Good course at their school, Queen’s College, London.

Dr Frances Ramsey, Principal, commented,

“We are all delighted that a Queen’s College team has reached the final of the Apps for Good competition. This is testament to the girl’s’ imagination, hard work and technological skills.”

Debbie Forster, co-CEO of Apps for Good explains,

“Massive congratulations to Spells for becoming a finalist in this year’s Apps for Good Awards. The calibre of apps submitted from across the country was, once again, phenomenal, and proves we have a generation of very bright young digital makers, bursting with ideas and ready to thrive in a tech driven future.

Our mission at Apps for Good is to equip these young people with the skills to allow them to move from being technology consumers to technology creators. We wish Spells and all of the other finalists, the best of luck for the Awards ceremony.”

The Information category is sponsored by Thomson Reuters. Bob Schukai, Head of Advanced Product Innovation at Thomson Reuters commented:

“We are tremendously proud to once again sponsor the Apps for Good program.  Every year, I am impressed by the inventive solutions created by these young technologists to solve real world problems. Investing in tomorrow’s innovators is key to building the world of the future. I look forward to watching their continued progress in the years to come.”

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