21 December 2017
In August 2017, Telereal Trillium sponsored the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) code challenge; a competition to enable children to get more involved with coding games and promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects aimed at children aged 7-11.
DVLA, one of our clients, ran The Wales National Coding Challenge in association with a number of organisations including local Welsh Police forces and the British Army. The competition ran for four months, with the prize giving taking place in November 2017.
The challenge was to create a game using SCRATCH, a fun coding language made specifically for young minds. The competition aimed to enable interested pupils to develop their problem solving, communication and teamwork skills as well as improving their knowledge of computer programming in a fun and innovative way and also win thousands of pounds of IT equipment for their schools or Groups. This challenge was promoted to 2,500 primary schools and community groups across Wales.
In total, over 60 schools across Wales entered the competition and 50 schools and community groups won prizes. The results of the challenge are as follows:
- 1st Prize - £3000 of IT Equipment - Usk Church in Wales Primary School
- 2nd Prize - £2000 of IT Equipment - Our Lady and St Michael Primary School
- 3rd Prize - £1000 of IT Equipment - Ysgol Y Berllan Deg Primary School
- Runner-up - £750 of IT Equipment - Newton Primary School
- Runner-up - £750 of IT Equipment - Gwyrosydd Primary School
- Best Competition video – Ysgol Bro Gwydir Primary School
The challenge was a huge success and we are very proud to be a part of the sponsorship of this event that is helping to develop the minds of future generations.
For more information on the DVLA Code Challenge please visit http://dvlacodechallenge.dvla.gov.uk/.