23rd Oct, 2017

Stratford Girls Grammar launch award-winning app on world

Stratford Editorial 6th Feb, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

CONNECTED students from Stratford Girls Grammar School have launched their award-winning app on the world.

The four strong Team Checkmate – Katie Griffiths, Josie Baldwin, Emily Bowes and Alex Hill – won the national Apps for Good Awards 2014 – and travelled to London for the launch this week.

The ‘I’m Okay’ app – designed to offer support and information for young people exploring sexuality and gender – is now available on Google Play.

The app won the ‘Information’ category sponsored by Thomson Reuters at the Apps for Good Awards last June.

The team has spent the previous six months working with development agency Codeten to have their app prototype built professionally, ready to be launched on to the market.

The victory followed the success of the previous year’s school entry which also won. The Pitch Pals app, designed to help young people tune their musical instruments, was developed and launched into the app market just over 12 months ago.

And Simon Reid, head of computing and e-learning at the school, was also named Apps for Good Teacher of the Year last summer.

Apps for Good is an education movement aiming to transform the way digital technology is taught in schools – encouraging a new generation to create, launch and market new products that could go on to change the world.

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