On Air WES VENN

Eric Prydz: Call On MeiTunesAmazon

Aylesbury school win a national computing award.

Ashmead prize day 1

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."

Share This Story

Submit this page to reddit
Email Icon Get the latest local news direct to your inbox.
Sign up now for our email updates
.

Comments

No comments have been posted and approved yet.

Submit a Comment

Submit A Comment
Suggested articles
AVDC Bin Championships

Aylesbury Vale's binmen defend national title today!

The binmen of Aylesbury Vale are defending their title of National Refuse champions.

Mix96 News - Update

Another arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in Aylesbury

The 17-year-old was arrested yesterday over the stabbing last week.

Most read
walton street closed

Attempted murder: 17 year old stabbed in Aylesbury

A 17 year old boy has been stabbed in Aylesbury and Thames Valley Police are treating it as attempted murder.

Thames Valley Police

Boy knocked off bike by driver in Aylesbury

He was left with severe bruising after the collision on Tuesday.

Newer articles

Berkhamsted murder investigation launched after death of teenager

Local: The 18 year old was pronounced dead on Friday night.

Family of murdered Berkhamsted 18-year-old pay tribute

Local: The family of 18 year old Jordan Carter, who was murdered in Berkhamsted, on Friday night have paid tribute to him.

Older articles

Northchurch man sentenced after planning to rape schoolgirl

Local: Thomas Perry was part of a paedophile network operating throughout Hertfordshire.

Bentley ploughs into pensioner's car at 85mph in Amersham

Local: The victim released dash-cam footage of the scary moment.

Top articles

Spinal Unit counsellor is a rising star

Local: Sarah Standish works at Stoke Mandeville Hospital

Game Of Thrones stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie marry at family castle

National: Game Of Thrones stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie, who played on-screen lovers in the epic TV drama, are getting married.

Game Of Thrones stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie marry at family castle

Showbiz: Game Of Thrones stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie, who played on-screen lovers in the epic TV drama, are getting married.

Romelu Lukaku an injury doubt for Belgium v England in World Cup

Sport: Romelu Lukaku is an injury doubt for Belgium’s final group game at the World Cup against England on Thursday.

Science pupils at Derbyshire school lose track of pudding launched into stratosphere

Strange: Is it a bird? Is it a plane? For those of you in Lincolnshire, it could well be a Bakewell pudding.

Trending on Mix96

Attempted murder: 17 year old stabbed in Aylesbury

A 17 year old boy has been stabbed in Aylesbury and Thames Valley Police are treating it as attempted murder.

Boy knocked off bike by driver in Aylesbury

He was left with severe bruising after the collision on Tuesday.

Another arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in Aylesbury

The 17-year-old was arrested yesterday over the stabbing last week.

Two teenagers plead guilty to manslaughter of Berkhamsted boy

Jordan Carter died form a stab wound to his leg

Empty Aylesbury High Street shop to be filled

The old Store Twenty One space will soon have a new offering.

More news...