• Osian Jones

Young Coders Shining.

Codio Cymru, in conjunction with Sgiliaith held a series of Coding competitions for the children and young people of the primary schools of the catchment areas of Dolgellau, Anglesey and Lleyn Peninsula recently.

Following the success of All Wales Coding in Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor Pwllheli, in beginning and nurturing a number of computer coding clubs across north west Wales during the last years, these competitions have grown in popularity year after year.

The competitions were held in -

Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor, Dolgellau, June 18.

Coleg Menai, Llangefni, June 19.

Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor, Pwllheli, June 20.

The task set for the young coders, was to create an original computer game using "Scratch" software. Extremely original attempts were made during the three days of competition.

Gwennan Richards, The Head of Sgilaiith and coordinator of Welsh Coding said

"It was great to see so many young coders come together, in order to show their coding skills like this. Learning this kind of skill was essential for nurturing confidence and understanding in a sector which is growing rapidly. Coding skills are necessary for the kind of economy we would like to see in Wales in the near future."

Thanks to BTWales, Bangor University Centre for Widening Access, M-Sparc Centre, for sponsoring the competition.

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