- The winners of DVLA’s 2022 Code Challenge competition were announced live at the Richard Ley Development Centre, Swansea on Tuesday 6th December.
- Students from all over Wales went head-to-head to win prizes worth up to £2,000 of IT equipment for their schools.
- Cantref Primary School were crowned winners in the 7–11-year-old category.
- Ysgol Gymraeg Ystalyfera Bro Dur picked up the honours in the 11–16-year-old category.
DVLA crowned the winners of its 2022 Code Challenge competition on Tuesday 6th December during a live awards ceremony at the Richard Ley Development Centre in Swansea. The event was once again hosted by TV presenter Sian Lloyd and was streamed to schools all across Wales.
DVLA’s Code Challenge competition provides primary and secondary aged students from across Wales the opportunity to win IT equipment worth up to £2,000 for their school whilst showcasing their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) skills.
The DVLA STEM Programme is a volunteer-led initiative, supported by DVLA. The programme was founded in 2014 to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects and grass roots learning, from primary schools through to sixth form and college students, throughout Wales. Since it’s inception, the programme has grown considerably and runs competitions and events for all primary and secondary schools in Wales, donating hundreds of thousands of pounds to schools across the country courtesy of its sponsors.
This year’s task saw entrants across two competition categories code their very own game that addresses a theme posed by one of the events sponsors.
Cantref Primary School in Abergavenny were crowned winners in the 7-11-year-old category whilst Ysgol Gymraeg Ystalyfera Bro Dur in Swansea picked up the winning prize in the 11-16-year-old category. The winners took home an impressive £2,000 worth of IT equipment for their respective schools.
In the 7-11-year-old category, Holy Name Primary School finished second, whilst Pentre Primary School and Pontarddulais Primary School were awarded joint third place. In the 11-16-year-old category, Cwm Brombil Comprehensive School achieved second place, with St. Joseph’s Comprehensive School finishing in third.
In addition, Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Pontardawe in Swansea won a Special Prize for producing the best video.
This year DVLA launched a new Commerce in Code competition for 16–18-year-olds, which saw Coleg Sir Gar crowned inaugural winners.
For more information on DVLA’s STEM programme, visit here.