A student from Harrow school emerged victorious in Discovery Education’s Top Coder 2023, a widely recognised computer programming competition open to schools throughout the UK.
Participants were encouraged to showcase their creativity by crafting animations, apps, and games utilising Discovery Education Coding, an acclaimed educational resource tailored for primary schools
5 year old Daaris from Alpha Preparatory School in Harrow, took first prize in the KS1 category of the challenge, after designing a block coding game set in outer space. The judges were impressed by his entry, which showed “great imagination and coding skills!”
Daaris’s prize is a Botley Coding Robot , plus a year’s free subscription to Discovery Education Coding for his school.
Debbie Tipton, teacher at Alpha Preparatory School said, “Daaris was thrilled to win the prize. His favourite subject is space and he incorporated his knowledge into the design. He was also excited for the rest of the school to benefit from his award by having access to Discovery Education Coding for a year. We are all very proud of Daaris.”
Commenting on his victory, Daaris said,“I am so excited to have won, I love space and I love computing. I am looking forward to programming Botley. I can make him do lots of things”
Through a multitude of concepts, Discovery Education Coding helps children grasp computer programming in an enjoyable and easily accessible manner.
Howard Lewis, Discovery Education’s Managing Director UK and International said, “Congratulations to Daaris, KS1 winner of this year’s Discovery Education Top Coder Competition and to everyone who took part. Coding is a vital skill for the future. It’s great to see so many students using our resources to master it and have fun with computer programming.”
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