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Warwickshire girls announced as finalists for their app, Lilies which offers support to other teens who have lost loved ones.
A team of 13-14 year olds from Stratford Girls’ Grammar School, Warwickshire has been announced as one of the finalists for the prestigious national Apps for Good Awards. Their app, Lilies, which helps support 10-16 year olds who have lost a loved one was recognised in the Connected Communities category.
- 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 Lilies 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: 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.
Mia Dunnakey commented:
“So many children in the UK are bereaved and we just wanted to create an app to help them through a tough time. We are very excited to be in the final of the Apps for Good Awards!”
Debbie Forster, co-CEO of Apps for Good explains,
“Massive congratulations to Lilies 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 Lilies and all of the other finalists, the best of luck for the Awards ceremony”
The Connected Communities category is sponsored by Salesforce.org, Charlotte Finn, VP Programmes, EMEA at Salesforce.org said,
“We are delighted to be supporting Apps for Good and the 2016 Awards. Connected communities are integral to society and, as part of the technology mission of Salesforce.org to develop and enhance successful communities, encouraging and supporting young people to innovate in this area is vital to sustain and grow a key need of society. Congratulations to Lilies on becoming a finalist and we wish all of the finalists the best of luck.”