In association with COBIS, we’re inviting British International schools to compete with their peers around the world to create their own app.
To participate, schools must register before Friday, 29th January 2021.
Children will gain a firm understanding of coding concepts like algorithms, sequences and variables – while practising computational thinking through problem-solving and the breaking down of tasks into logical steps.
Using Discovery Education Coding, students will be guided through a sequence of activities to familiarise themselves with the platform and develop their coding skills - before unleashing their creativity to design their own app!
Students can work individually or in groups of up to four. There will be two challenges, one for children aged 5-7 and one for ages 7-12.
This competition is open to all COBIS schools. Recognising this is a challenging time for schools worldwide, a limited number of spaces are also available this year for FOBISIA, BSME, LAHC and AoBSO schools - allowing even more students to enjoy and benefit from this opportunity.
We’ll be awarding prizes and certificates to six winners:
2x First prize: £250 Amazon voucher 2x Second prize: £150 Amazon voucher 2x Third prize: £100 Amazon voucher
For the duration of the competition, teachers and students will have full access to Discovery Education Coding. Teachers can use structured lessons to explore the fundamentals of coding or share the printable student guides, allowing children to practise coding at home.
You'll also be provided with ready-to-go competition resources, top tips for success and getting started information.
The competition will take place between 13 January - 25 February 2021.
If you're registering in advance, you'll receive your competition access from 11 January 2021.
The winning apps will be announced by Thursday 22 April 2021.
Questions? Please email Greg Martin GMartin@discoveryed.com
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You'll receive free access to Discovery Education Coding for the duration of the competition for your entire school or class!
Before registering, please note, our coding resources are recommended for primary-aged students. The challenges within the competition will be aimed at children between 5-7 and 7-12 years.
Are you eligible to participate? Before continuing, please note this competition is for British International schools only - open to member schools of the following associations: COBIS, FOBISIA, BSME, LAHC and AoBSO.
Please note, the data in this form is being collected by Discovery Education and shared with COBIS for the administration and delivery of the COBIS & Discovery Education Coding Challenge 2021. Both organisations have a data-sharing agreement in place to protect the transfer of this information. This information will not be passed by COBIS or Discovery Education to any other parties.