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EU Code Week: Leeds Pupils Crack The Code

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Pupils at a Leeds primary school have been showcasing their coding skills during EU Code Week – a global event which celebrates computer programming.   
Launched in 2013, Code Week aims to shine a light on the importance of coding while helping young people build skills for the future. The annual event is growing in popularity and last year over 4 million people in 80 different countries took part.  

Children from Bramham Primary School – part of the Bramham and Shadwell Federation –  celebrated Code Week by designing their own computer games and apps using Discovery Education Coding, the award-winning coding service for primary schools created by global edtech leader Discovery Education. 

Putting their tech skills to the test, they created a fun computer game called Burst The Bubbles, where they programmed bubbles to float across the screen and go POP! They also created their own amazing driving games, using coding to make racing cars move around a track. They programmed the cars to steer and accelerate and enjoyed sharing the finished games with their classmates.  

Beth Ings, Computing Lead at the Bramham and Shadwell Federation said: 

“Our pupils have really enjoyed taking part in Code Week. Having fun with computer programming is so important and because Discovery Education Coding is so engaging, our students can’t wait to use the platform. It’s helping them to build transferrable skills and has really sparked their interest in IT.” 


Howard Lewis, Discovery Education’s Managing Director UK and International said: 

“Coding teaches children important skills, such as critical thinking, problem solving and creativity and it opens doors to future careers . Discovery Education is committed to preparing today’s learners for tomorrow and we’re delighted to provide high-quality and engaging digital resources to help pupils at the Bramham and Shadwell Federation celebrate Code Week.” 

 Used by thousands of pupils, Discovery Education Coding is one of the UK’s leading primary computing resources. Supporting teachers to meet the National Computing Curriculum, it helps pupils to gain a thorough understanding of coding concepts and to develop computational thinking skills.  

 To celebrate EU Code Week, Discovery Education Coding is offering schools free sample lessons during the Autumn term at: 

 Code Week takes place between the 8th and 23rd October 2022. Find out more at 

For further information please contact Angie Shatford, Inkstream PR for Discovery Education: 


About Discovery Education

Discovery Education is the global leader in curriculum-aligned digital resources, engaging content, and professional learning for primary and secondary classrooms. Through its award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia resources, and the largest professional learning network of its kind, Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning, creating immersive STEM experiences,and improving academic achievement around the globe. Discovery Education currently serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources areaccessed in over 140 countries and territories. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with local authorities, academy trusts, schools and like-minded organisations to empower teachers with customised solutions that support the success of all learners.

Angie Shatford, Press Officer

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