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Ashmead school wins national coding award
 Ashmead School

Pupils at Ashmead Primary School in Aylesbury are celebrating after receiving a national computing award.

The Buckinghamshire school has been recognised as a UK Coding Champion by Discovery Education, which provides digital and coding resources to primary schools.

Pupils at Ashmead designed over 7000 apps last year, placing them in the top three schools for Discovery Education Coding across the UK. The school’s talented young learners used their ICT skills to create a whole range of imaginative computer games, using different programming languages, and featuring characters including dinosaurs, princesses and even HM The Queen!

The school was presented with a gold award in recognition of their achievement. As part of their prize, pupils were invited to take part in a special coding day with classmates. The event, hosted by Discovery Education at the school, saw pupils get hands on with classroom technology to create exciting new computer games.  The school also 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.”

To learn more about Discovery Education’s coding service visit: discoveryeducation.co.uk/coding

Primary schools can request a free trial of Discovery Education Coding at: discoveryeducation.co.uk/trials

About Discovery Education

Discovery Education empowers teachers and captivates pupils by providing high-quality, dynamic, digital content to primary and secondary schools across the United Kingdom.

Discovery Education offers a range of services and opportunities for schools to meet the needs of students in the digital age. With award-winning digital content, interactive lessons, virtual experiences with some of Discovery's most talented presenters and contributors, classroom contests and challenges, professional development and more.

Discovery Education is a division of Discovery Communications, the number one non-fiction media company in the world, which includes the popular global television networks Discovery Channel, Science Channel and Animal Planet.

For more information about Discovery Education’s services and resources, visit www.discoveryeducation.co.uk.