Teen becomes young app developer

Lewis Smallwood with ipad

Lewis Smallwood with ipad - Credit: Archant

A CLEVEDON teenager has become the youngest developer of an iPad app in Europe.

On April 12, teachers at Clevedon School were proud to see the school’s first iPad app go live on the Apple App Store.

This achievement in itself is a great one for any school but it was made all the more special because one of their pupils, Lewis Smallwood, carried out most of the work on the project.

The 14-year-old worked in his spare time along with Clevedon School staff to create the application.

Leader of digital learning, Mark Anderson, said: “It all started when Lewis was 13 and in year eight.

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“He came to me saying that he wanted to learn how to program and that his real dream was to get an app on Apple’s App Store.

“After a number of meetings and discussions on what the app should be, Lewis began working on it.”

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Lewis said: “I was very excited when I got the email confirming it had gone live on the app store.

“I was really proud of myself. My family have been really supportive and they are really happy with my achievements.”

Headteacher John Wells said: “Lewis is always willing to help out at school events and as a digital leader helps staff and students with ICT issues on a regular basis.

“It is always a pleasure to watch students achieve their aspirations and Lewis is very determined to forge a career in this field in the future.”

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