The first two competitions of the summer term for this year are the ‘KS1 Online Safety Graphics Poster’, and the ‘KS2 Online Safety Comic Strip’ We think that these two challenges will hopefully keep online safety firmly on the agenda, where it belongs, and also give the children a chance to hone their computing skills further.
The competitions and 123ICT Computing Champions League are open to any school that has a support contract with 123ICT Ltd, or has a current subscription to the 123SOW. Each eligible school is entitled to submit one entry per year group to the competitions.
The closing date for submissions to both of these competitions is the end of the first half of the Summer Term.
Absolutely Fantastic Prizes
We will continue to maintain and publish the league table and at the end of the academic year, in July, we will present, in addition to a Computing Champions League trophy, a super prize to the league champions. The runner-up school will also receive an excellent prize and runners-up trophy. In addition, there are great prizes for the KS1 and KS2 winners. In the event of a tie, we will calculate the overall winner based upon the amount of competitions entered and, if need be, the number of entries received. We are delighted to be able to announce the following wonderful prizes that are up for grabs for this year’s lucky winners:
Computing Competition League Champions
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
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.
The school that has accrued the most KS2 league points will receive one year’s subscription to the brilliant Striver that is designed to improve primary aged pupils long-term physical and mental wellbeing, or the super Python in Pieces which helps with the transition from block-based coding to Python – both are created and kindly donated by 2Simple.
Remaining Competitions for this Academic Year
|Online Safety Graphics Poster. Using any software or application, entrants may show rules but as these were presented at the start of the year, an illustrated example reinforcing a particular element of online safety would be expected, in favour of merely reproducing the rules in a list. View the competition information and guidelines for full details.||KS 1||End of 1st half of Summer Term|
|Online Safety Comic Strip. To create a comic book, or strip, that promotes Online Safety. There are a number of really good free online Comic Strip websites that can be used to create entries. Alternatively, software and applications which may already be held in school can be used. View the competition information and guidelines for full details.||KS 2||End of 1st half of Summer Term|
|Scratch Game. To create a simple digital game. Although, this 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. View the competition information and guidelines for full details.||KS 2||1st of July 2022|
So, what are you waiting for?
Get your entries for the ‘KS1 Online Safety Graphics Poster’, and ‘KS2 Online Safety Comic Strip’ competitions to us before the submission closure date of the end of the first half of the summer term 2021, become part of the 123ICT Computing Champions League and possibly win the league trophy and an brilliant prize for your school.
Should you require any further information about any of the above competitions, please contact competitions@123ICT.co.uk or speak to your 123ICT Consultant who will be very happy to assist you. In addition, our website competitions page contains full information about all of our competitions.