Schools crack the code to win Discovery Education Coding gold cup Three primary schools are celebrating after winning the 2019 Discovery Education Coding Gold Cup. The prestigious award, which recognises achievement in computer programming, is presented to a handful of schools across the country each year. This year’s winners are Perryfields Junior School in Essex, Ark Academy in Wembley and Stamford Junior School in Lincolnshire. They each received special gold certificates recognising their coding achievements. Pupils at the three schools designed and shared thousands of apps to take this year’s awards, placing them in the top three schools for Discovery Education Coding nationally. Children used their coding skills to build a series of clever computer games using different programming languages and featuring colourful characters including aliens, astronauts and even HM The Queen! Mr Pisano, Computing Lead at Perryfields Junior School in Chelmsford said: “Coding is all around us and builds skills for future success. We’re delighted that our pupils enjoy computing and proud to see their hard work and skills recognised with this national computing award.” Hazel Carter, UK Marketing Director at Discovery Education said: “Discovery Education Coding schools and their pupils have created 1 million games and apps in 2019 so far, which is quite an achievement! We were particularly impressed with the programs created by these three schools and are delighted to present each of them with an award. Coding is a vital skill for the future. It’s great to see children mastering it at such a young age.” Discovery Education Coding is one of the UK’s leading primary computing resources, used in over 2,700 schools across the country. A new and updated version of the popular service was launched to schools this term. Fully refreshed for 2019, Discovery Education Coding includes new features to enhance pupils’ coding experience, ignite their creativity and take their coding to the next level. A fresh new interface, exciting code blocks, and a more intuitive workflow help pupils to build the programming skills they need for the future.