Discovery Education Launches ‘Summer Coder Challenge’ for UK Primary Schools

A new summer challenge to inspire the next generation of coders is being launched by global edtech leader Discovery Education.

The Discovery Education Summer Coder Challenge invites tech-savvy primary school pupils to showcase their coding skills by creating a fun app or computer game.

Using the award-winning Discovery Education Coding, children can design apps and games on the theme of their choice and compete for the chance to win exciting prizes. There will be two national winners at KS1 and KS2, with each receiving a coding robot and a year’s free school subscription to Discovery Education Coding.

The Discovery Education Summer Coder Challenge is open to all UK primary schools, and teachers are encouraged to sign up at : https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/resources/primary/coding/coding-comp/

Teachers have until 30th May 2024 to register their pupils for the Challenge and schools that don’t already subscribe to Discovery Education Coding can access a free trial while the competition is open. The Challenge runs from 3rd to 28th June and the winners will be announced on 1st July.

Last year’s competition saw pupils from schools in London and Devon take first place after creating innovative block coding games.

Michael Savitz, Discovery Education’s General Manager, International said:

“We’re proud to launch Discovery Education’s Summer Coder Challenge. We hope that the challenge will inspire students to have fun with computer programming and we can’t wait to see the games and apps they create.”

Taking coding from concept to reality, Discovery Education Coding helps children to master computer programming in a fun and accessible way, giving them the freedom to create apps and games using their imagination. From exploring outer space and the mysteries of Ancient Egypt, to deep-sea diving and racing car driving, pupils can enjoy coding while gaining a deep understanding of concepts like algorithms, sequences and variables.

Discovery Education is the global edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital resources nurture curiosity and drive deeper engagement.

Explore Discovery Education’s award-winning digital learning services at www.discoveryeducation.co.uk.

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