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Young Women Wanted To Create App

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8:08am 27th December 2013

A pioneering team in Dorset is looking for young women to help create their new ground-breaking app.

The Dorset Youth Association is creating an interactive History map where users can track the movements of a World War 1 soldier and an Anglo Saxon Monk.

A group of 12 young volunteers planned and fundraised for the project themselves securing help from the Heritage Lottery Project and Microsoft, as well as local museums and heritage supporters.

Lorna Johnson from the group explains more about the App;

"You can access the trail in a number of ways, you can use a map and compass to find small boxes that we would've hidden in the Dorset countryside. when you find the box you can swipe a QR code and up will come up an order of history like a Sergeant Major shouting at you, as if you've just been recruited."

Lorna says they're looking for youngsters with top IT skills to join their volunteer crew;

"We're recruiting for young volunteers between 15 and 25 to come and help on our Microsoft hub team, particularly we'd like to hear from young women to come into our IT project. It's a great thing to have on your CV that you've helped develop a website with the support of Microsoft."

To find out more about getting involved you can contact Lorna on 07788203003.

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