DVLA crowned the winners of its 2022 Code Challenge competition on Tuesday, December 6 during a live awards ceremony at the Richard Ley Development Centre in Swansea. The event was once again hosted by TV presenter Sian Lloyd and was streamed to schools all across Wales.
DVLA’s Code Challenge competition provides primary and secondary aged students from across Wales the opportunity to win IT equipment worth up to £2,000 for their school whilst showcasing their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) skills.
This year’s task saw entrants across two competition categories code their very own game that addresses a theme posed by one of the event’s sponsors.
Cantref Primary School in Abergavenny were crowned winners in the 7-11-year-old category whilst Ysgol Gymraeg Ystalyfera Bro Dur in Swansea picked up the winning prize in the 11-16-year-old category. The winners took home an impressive £2,000 worth of IT equipment for their respective schools.
In the 7-11-year-old category, Holy Name Primary School finished second, whilst Pentre Primary School and Pontarddulais Primary School were awarded joint third place. In the 11-16-year-old category, Cwm Brombil Comprehensive School achieved second place, with St. Joseph’s Comprehensive School finishing in third.
In addition, Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Pontardawe in Swansea won a Special Prize for producing the best video.
This year DVLA launched a new Commerce in Code competition for 16–18-year-olds, which saw Coleg Sir Gar crowned inaugural winners.
For more information on DVLA’s STEM programme, visit here.