25 Mar 2022 | views: 1105 | Competitions
Now in its 5th year, the Young Coders Competition is a competition for primary and secondary schools (years 4—8) aimed at helping teachers to become more confident with teaching coding skills.
Any teacher, tutor or parent can run the competition, whether they are familiar with coding or completely new to it. All the session planning is done for you, so you can learn alongside your pupils.
The resources include 12 weeks of lesson planning for absolute beginners (children and teachers!) or a shorter 6-week version for those who already have some experience using Scratch.
This year's theme is ‘My World, Our Planet’. The challenge is to create a reactive game that encourages pupils to take care of natural resources and improve the environment. The opportunities are endless and the pupils are in charge of creativity. They should think about the content of the game and make it engaging, fun, interactive and reactive.
To make entering even better, the Young Coders Competition has now been CREST Awards accredited too!
Visit codingcompetition.org for full details.