DCSIMG

Kayleigh’s app to be used by thousands

Carleton High School pupil Kayleigh Willoughby, is the outright winner of a competition run by Asda to design a new smartphone app'.
p302a415

Carleton High School pupil Kayleigh Willoughby, is the outright winner of a competition run by Asda to design a new smartphone app'. p302a415

Creative youngster Kayleigh Willoughby has designed a mobile phone application which will be used by thousands of shoppers.

Carleton Community High School pupil Kayleigh, 12, created her app as part of an Asda competition to make shopping more fun for children and promote healthy eating.

Kayleigh’s design was a fruit and healthy eating-related game which youngsters can play while going around the supermarket.

Chris Ryan, co-ordinator of IT and business at Carleton, said: “We’re very proud of Kayleigh. She had some really creative ideas.

“Asda is going to use elements of Kayleigh’s app in itsfinal product which is a huge achievement.”

The competition was part of a project to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics among youngsters.

Kayleigh fought off competition from 45 other entries to win the competition.

As well as designing the app, she had to pitch her ideas to Asda’s design, marketing and IT teams in a video.

Mr Ryan added: “Kayleigh’s app design was called Find the Fruit.

“During the game you play as a piece of fruit and you have to destroy chocolate bars.

“It’s a very imaginative idea which also promotes healthy eating.

“She impressed the judges so much that one of them said they might be working for her one day.”

As part of the competition Kayleigh also met former Westlife singer Kian Egan.

 

Comments

 
 

Back to the top of the page

 

X scottish independence image

Keep up-to-date with all the latest Referendum news