Education > Young girls from north London win Apps for Good award

Posted on February 9, 2017

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Esztella Papp reports on success of new app teaching girls about puberty

Five girls aged 11-12 from Coleridge Primary School in Crouch End have developed their own app called Changes.

The app was developed over an eight-month period, to help young girls have a better understanding of puberty. The app provides information and useful tips about the changes, which will be taking place in their body.

At the Apps for Good awards in June 2016, the Changes app came top in the people’s choice category. The is the first app powered by EE, and was released on 7 February 2017.

The app also includes dynamic quizzes, and mini games to help users remember the information.

The girls behind the app worked very closely with developers at Mobile Pie to get their work ready for the market.

“The best thing of all is that we will be helping lots of girls with our Changes app,” said one of the team. “Our app will help girls go through puberty with more confidence. We hope it will mean they find it more comfortable to speak with parents about the changes they are going through. We hope it will help girls make sense of what’s happening to their body rather than feeling scared.”

The UK Managing Director of Apps for Good commented, “The apps we are launching today demonstrate how young people are excited to use technology to tackle problems in their own lives and in their communities. We were impressed by the quality of the app and the enterprise, problem solving and digital skills the Changes team demonstrated when they won their category in June.”

What I think
The young team made a very smart tool to help young girls, with most children from four years old now having access to a phone or some source of technology.

By using familiar technology in a fun and inspiring way, the Changes app is the perfect way to teach young girls some essential facts and advice on puberty.

Changes certainly proved extremely popular with the general public and gained thousands of votes to make them the winners of the Apps for Good awards!

Esztella Papp
Esztella is obsessed with puppies, and loves tennis. She also has a passion for creative writing.

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