A TRIO of talented tech-savvy students from Bridgwater and Taunton College have come out on top in national competition.

Becci, Nikita and Ryan developed an app called Home Help which they created to help people with dementia to track stored belongings using visual cues and support them to develop habitual locations for storage.

The team, all aged between 17 and 18, were selected from hundreds of applicants across the UK and had to pitch their idea to a panel of industry leaders in the Apps for Good Awards held at the Barbican in London.

The team will now work alongside professional app developers and SAP to get their app ready for market next year.

Nikita from the winning team said: "We were really happy to get shortlisted but a bit nervous. After working with our accelerator we were well prepared for the pitch and we’re really pleased we won! A really good day.”

Any students who study the free Apps for Good course – currently being delivered in 600 schools to 25,000 students nationwide – are able to enter the awards to gain national recognition and mentoring and support from the charity and its partners to take their product further.

Heather Picov, UK managing director of Apps for Good said: “Congratulations to the Home Help team for winning this category.

"The team have shown impressive talent and digital skill, and demonstrated how technology can be applied to support people in need and improve their daily lives.

"We are delighted they will be working with SAP to take their app forward. SAP have been a long-term partner of Apps for Good and have the expertise and passion for technology to inspire these young people on their journey.”