New apps are on curriculum

Denbigh students with Mark Farrow ofThomson Reuters

Denbigh students with Mark Farrow ofThomson Reuters

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Denbigh High students have been working at the cutting edge of app design with a little help from industry experts and entrepreneurs.

Thomson Reuters’ head of mobile products Mark Farrow visited the Luton school on Tuesday.

He said afterwards he had been impressed by the knowledge and skills he encountered.

“It was a fabulous day with really good presentations from all the pupils. You can see how much work they have put into their apps,” he said.

Denbigh’s director of technology for learning Emma Darcy added: “This was a really beneficial experience for our pupils.

“Being interviewed by a senior industry expert has given them so much more confidence and a clear strategic direction on how to improve their apps.”

The school’s work in app creation had international exposure recently when six Year 9 students visited Excel in London to give a Learn Live session on app creation across the curriculum at the British Educational Training and Technology Show.

It was one of the most popular with standing room only as teachers from across Europe discovered the work being done at Denbigh.