A SCHOOLBOY has been rewarded for helping to create an anti-bullying app by landing a meeting with Prince William.

Nick Oxley, 15, was part of a team from Langham Oaks School, in Langham, to create the SABA app.

He took the app to the Diana Award’s Back2School anti-bullying campaign, attended by Prince William at the Hammersmith Academy in London.

Nick was asked to attend the event to share the idea.

He said: “It was quite an educational experience as I didn’t even know what Prince William looked like until today.

“I gave him a pack about the app to go away with and I also got a picture with him.

"My mum is going to be really jealous.

“He loved the idea and he even spoke about coming to visit my school.”

Nick was one of 50 children to meet the Duke of Cambridge, who took part in a training session and saw how ambassadors are taught to recognise signs of bullying.

Nick developed the app with schoolmates Alex Stephens, Ray Grice and Lewis Smith.

It got the go-ahead last year after the boys won a mini Dragons’ Den competition.

It is due to go live in November, to coincide with for Anti-Bullying Week.

Nick said: “We never thought we would get this far, it’s amazing and it his been like a dream.

“We are really pleased to be able to give something back to the school.”

Peter Fairclough, who teaches computing at Langham Oaks, said: “This just shows the high aspirations we have for the boys. They are able to interact with real businesses.

“It is excellent to see the boys mentoring each other.

"They are working at such a high level and are so determined.”

The Diana Award was set up in memory of Princess Diana and her belief young people have the power to make change.

Tessy Ojo, chief executive at the Diana Award group, said: “We are thrilled to have the support of the Duke of Cambridge and his understanding that no-one should suffer in silence.”