Youngsters win prize for mobile phone idea

Left to right: Jeremy Willis from Amey with teachers Natalie Myers and Susan Vaughan, pupils Gemma Faulkner, Jacob Clark, Callum Hawley, Andrew Deniszczyc and Lauren Sykes with teacher Dale Harden and Debbie Crowther from Amey celebrate Mexborough School's win.

Left to right: Jeremy Willis from Amey with teachers Natalie Myers and Susan Vaughan, pupils Gemma Faulkner, Jacob Clark, Callum Hawley, Andrew Deniszczyc and Lauren Sykes with teacher Dale Harden and Debbie Crowther from Amey celebrate Mexborough School's win.

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A team of Doncaster school pupils have scooped first prize and £5,000 in a national competition for their project to develop a mobile phone app.

Mexborough School pupils Gemma Faulkner, Jacob Clark, Callum Hawley, Andrew Deniszczyc and Lauren Sykes, pictured with teachers and mentors, entered the Technology4Good Youth Awards last year and were shortlisted with six other groups. Their winning entry describes points of interest near to the user, to assist visually impaired people. They received mentoring from the company Amey.

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