Remote workshop with King Edward VI Balaam Wood Academy and The LEGO Group

Mar 29, 2021
Our Work

With the support of the The Careers & Enterprise Company we’re helping young people at schools in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the UK develop the skills they need to thrive and connect with industry professionals from some of the world’s leading companies. We’ve adapted our approach to reach young people regardless of where and how their learning takes place.

Delivering remote creative workshops

On 29th March 2021, Apps for Good facilitators delivered our Design an App in a Day course to 25 students aged 12 to 13 from King Edward VI Balaam Wood Academy, as part of the school careers offer to support meeting the Gatsby Benchmarks.

In the workshop, students got to grips with the fundamentals of app development before building an MVP of their own apps.

Three volunteers from The LEGO Group joined at points during the session, giving students feedback on their products and sharing their career journeys.

King Edward VI Balaam Wood Academy is a coeducational secondary school located in the New Frankley area of Birmingham, West Midlands. Whilst the students are now learning back in the classroom, they are still dealing with the realities of COVID-19 working in bubbles and wearing masks throughout lessons.

Creating opportunities for young people

Students were challenged to think of a problem in their local community, day to day life or the wider world that they could solve with the use of technology.

Students projects from the session included apps to:

  • Help relieve stress
  • Support young people who are experiencing bullying
  • Remove fake news relating to COVID-19
  • Buy clothes that will fit when shopping online
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Really liked hearing the creative ideas from the students, and being able to use my experience to give them some advice.”

Industry Volunteer, The LEGO Group

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