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Aylesbury school win a national computing award.

Ashmead prize day 1

Published by the Mix96 News Team at 5:51am 21st February 2018.

Ashmead Primary School in Aylesbury have been presented with a gold award in recognition of their achievement as a UK Coding Champion by Discovery Education, which provides digital and coding resources to primary schools.

Last year the pupils designed over 7000 apps including imaginative computer games, using different programming languages, and featuring characters including dinosaurs, princesses and even HM The Queen.

This placed them in the top three schools for Discovery Education Coding across the UK. 

As part of their prize, pupils were invited to take part in a special coding day with classmates and received a goody-bag of computing prizes, including a pocket-sized Micro Bit computer.

Teacher Lesley Bounds said:

"Coding is such an important skill for the future, and we're proud of the ICT skills our pupils have shown. The Discovery Education prize day was a real treat for the children. They had lots of fun creating their own apps and computer games."

Christopher Matthews, Vice President at Discovery Education said:


"Computer programming is a skill that children can easily master and enjoy, while building vital skills for the world of work. We were very impressed with the games and apps created by pupils at Ashmead, and they should be very proud of their achievement as a top coding school."

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