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Uppingham Community College pupils create apps for Microsoft

Some of the Uppingham Community College pupils who took part in the initiative.

Some of the Uppingham Community College pupils who took part in the initiative.

Pupils at Uppingham Community College had fun creating their own computer tablet applications during a whole morning dedicated to IT and computer science.

Pupils in Year 7, 8 and 9 used software programme TouchDevelop to build applications, known as apps, for the Microsoft Surface device.

It is hoped that the apps will be published in the Microsoft store and will benefit other schools. The school is also aiming to produce a range of other applications.

Head of IT Ray Chambers said: “It’s a great opportunity for pupils to experience software development and to develop problem solving and logic skills.

“One of our students has already had his application published in the Windows store and is currently working with the history department to develop other educational applications. It helps build team work and gets the students collaborating with their teachers.”

 

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