“A huge THANK YOU!!!” Expert Session at Denbigh High School

Late last year, Expert Arijana Dolos held an Expert Session with students at Denbigh High School. Following the session, Arijana sent us the email exchange she had with Emma Darcy, Director of Technology for Learning at Denbigh High School, to let us know how much she enjoyed the session. We were so chuffed that we decided to post it here (email addresses have been removed for privacy).

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Arijana Dolos
Date: 13 December 2013 15:04
Subject: Denbigh High (Luton)
To: Apps for Good

Hi Myrian,

Just wanted to share the below touching and really wonderful email as a follow up to my visit to Denbigh Highschool in Luton.
There was a total of 30 year 8 students approximately, split in 5 groups with some really great app ideas that were well thought out, defined and unique. They are a truly inspiring school, supported by such enthusiastic and dedicated teachers.  For such a young group, they were so professional, extremely well behaved, patient, curious and  and overall simply inspiring.  I would like to keep supporting them in the new year if/where necessary and hope they stay part of A4G to make the finals. 🙂
Let me know if you need any more information.
———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Arijana Dolos
Date: 13 December 2013 14:55
Subject: Re: A huge THANKYOU!!!
To: “Darcy, Mrs E”

Hi Emma,

Please forgive my delayed response. 😦 I am embarrassed to be so late with my sincere THANK YOUs for the most wonderful day. I have never been welcomed so nicely and professionally. I still think of my name in the car park 🙂

Thank you for the wonderful energy from all the students, especially you! And, getting everything organised so well – I am absolutely blown away and couldn’t be more grateful.

All of the students were absolutely amazing. Their energy, enthusiasm, dedication, ideas and great thinking process: from thinking the ideas through, to how it will be executed to some really quality questions. One of the best groups I have worked with so far and proud of their progress. If I can be of any further help, I would be more than happy to come back again in the New Year.

Until then, I wish you Happy Holidays and all the best in the New Year.

Thank you again for this inspiring opportunity.

Best Regards,


On 11 December 2013 08:55, Darcy, Mrs E wrote:

Hi Arijana

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for coming to Denbigh yesterday and giving so much of your time, energy and expertise to help our Apps For Good pupils. They had such a productive day and learnt so much, it will really help them move forward now with their ideas.
I know that you stayed longer than you had probably intended and that was also very much appreciated by Hannah and myself and the pupils. You must have been exhausted by the time you got back to London!
I hope that you had a safe journey home and that we will get the chance to work with you again.
Very Best Wishes
Emma Darcy 
Director of Technology for Learning