Remote workshop with Lister Community School, Newham, London and Sage

Mar 26, 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 26th March 2021, Apps for Good facilitators delivered our Design an App in a Day course to 25 students aged 12 to 13 from Lister Community School, as part of the computing curriculum.

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

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

Lister Community School is a non-selective mixed comprehensive school based in Newham, London. 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.

Empowering the next generation

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The thing I most enjoyed about the day was that the students had to think about the different communities they are part of and how they could improve them.”

Teacher, Lister Community School

Students created mobile apps to tackle a range of problems including; online safety, religious discrimination and staying safe when walking home alone.

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I really enjoyed it and I’m always super impressed with the ideas the students come up with”

Industry Volunteer, Sage

Help create more opportunities for young people

You can help us to reach more young people so they can learn the skills they need to thrive by donating to Apps for Good.