DVLA Code Challenge 2017
During the past few months Road Safety Wales has been delighted to partner with the DVLA for the Wales National Coding Challenge for 7 to 11 year olds, in association with Code Club and the STEM Ambassador Hub Wales.
The challenge enabled 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, with the opportunity to win amazing prizes and funding for IT equipment for their schools.
With challenge themes relating to road safety, pollution free oceans and anti-bully, the Road Safety Wales challenge called for pupils to build a game to highlight how young people can spot hazards and stay safe while cycling - an extremely important message for children in this age group.
In total, over 60 Schools across Wales entered the competition, culminating in the big event at DVLA’s Richard Ley Development Centre, Swansea. The lively event, which was also seen by 1,700 pupils across Wales via a live link, was hosted by BBC’s Lucy Owen.
In addition, all of the participating organisations attended with stalls to engage the audience. In a competition run by Road Safety Wales on the day, Siobhan Morris of Morriston Primary School, Swansea, was the lucky winner of a smart new cycle helmet.
Huge congratulations to all the participating schools especially Our Lady and St Michael’s R.C. Primary School, Abergavenny, their brilliant safer cycling game scooped second prize - £2,000 of IT equipment. View the game here
For a full list of winners and details of next year’s competition, please visit the DVLA Code Challenge Website