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A team of students from a Luton school has beaten more than 600 others to make it through to the finals of the Apps for Good Awards.

The Denbigh High School team will be heading off to the Barbical in London tomorrow to see if they have won.

And there is still time to vote for the students.

The national Apps for Good Awards celebrate the next generation of problem solvers and digital makers: young people who are creating apps to change their world for good.

Denbigh High School’s students’ app, Who Cares? has been shortlisted in the Sustainable Communities category. The app is designed to support young carers in the UK.

In addition, Denbigh High School has been named the School of the Year, one of the Impact Prizes at the Apps for Good Awards.

The Impact Prizes recognise the teacher, fellow, school and expert who have made the biggest impact by supporting the student teams and the Apps for Good movement.

Denbigh High School is being recognised for our commitment to improving student character and embracing technology across the curriculum.”

Colin Townsend, acting principal, said:“The Apps for Good programme has encouraged our students to explore technology and use it to solve problems they care about. We are incredibly proud of the students behind “Who Cares?” and we are delighted to see them named as finalists in the Apps for Good Awards.”

The finalist teams are also up for the People’s Choice Award, which is selected by an online vote at appsforgood.org/public/awards/2015/peoples-choice