Calling all Key Stage Two Game Designers!

Welcome to 123ICT’s last computing competition for this academic year!  As learning to code is an important part of the Computing Curriculum, we thought that it would be good if our last competition of the year, which is for Key Stage Two children, was to create a simple digital game. This has been an extremely popular competition which we have held regularly in the past. Although the competition has been planned with Scratch in mind, we welcome entries using other coding applications such as: Kodu, 2Simple 2Code, Scratch Jnr and Hopscotch for iPads.

We feel that this competition provides an excellent opportunity for children to further their programming ability and that it will also, hopefully, ignite their digital creativity. The competition is for Key Stage Two children and, in addition to providing a vehicle for them to create an enjoyable digital game of their own, it will also allow them to further hone their program writing and debugging skills.
The closing date for this competition is the 1st of July 2021. Full downloadable details, eligibility and guidelines regarding this competition can be found at: https://123ict.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/ICT-Competition-Flyer-Summer-2021-Scratch-Game-Competition-PP9.pdf

 

123ICT Computing Champions League

This competition will also bring to a close, our Computing Champions League for this year. The league is reaching an exciting climax with several schools in the running for the championship! Next month, we look forward to announcing the league champions for 2021 and presenting the following brilliant prizes:

 

Computing Competition League Champions

The winning school will receive a Computing Champions League trophy and a superb Zioxi HUBT-W-6C-UK Rechargeable powerHub, kindly donated by Zioxi. This great prize provides a mobile, AC power bank, based on long lasting Lithium Iron Phosphate battery technology which provide AC mains and USB power. It has mains power and intelligent USB-C and USB-A power socket options for 6 mobile devices such as laptops, Chromebooks, iPads & smartphones – great for recharging mobile devices anywhere, anytime. Full details of this great prize can be found here,

 

Computing Competition League Runners-Up

The runner-up school will receive a runners-up trophy and a year’s subscription to the fantastic 123SOW. This provides a completely cloud based computing scheme of work, designed for individual schools, or multi-academy trusts. It is a flexible, interactive scheme of work for the UK Primary Computing Curriculum

 

KS1 Winners

The school that has accrued the most KS1 league points will receive a year’s subscription to the superb Cloud Stop Motion animation package, which runs directly in the browser on any modern device, with 100GB storage, kindly donated by Zu3D.

 

 

KS2 Winners

The school that has accrued the most KS2 league points will receive one year’s subscription to the brilliant 2Simple Striver  – created by 2Simple to improve primary aged pupils long-term physical and mental wellbeing – kindly donated by 2Simple.

 

 

Further Information

Full details of all our computing competitions and our 123ICT Computing Champions League, can be found on our website computing competitions page: https://123ict.co.uk/123ict-computing-competitions/ 

Should you have any further questions regarding this competition, or any of our planned competitions, please e-mail them to: competitions@123ict.co.uk,, or speak to your 123ICT Consultant who will be more than happy to assist you.