In the 2010-11 academic year, Technology Volunteers ran a Scratch programming competition for Primary school children in the Coventry and Warwickshire area. Each school was allowed to submit upto three entries for judging, as long as they were the students' own work.
A big thank you to all those involved in the competition, and to BCS Coventry and Warwick Volunteers for sponsoring the event!
The competition was judged by the BCS Coventry branch at their ICT&L conference, and the winners were:
Competition winner, and first in school:
Harrison Duffield, Grange Farm Primary School (£60 Book Token Won)
Competition runner up, and first in school:
Grace Fenelly, Coundon Primary School (£40 Book Token Won)
Original Competition Information:
Through sponsorship from BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, we are pleased to announce a Scratch comptition for primary school children. Primary Schools working with the Technology Volunteers are invited to submit up to 3 Scratch programs from students at their school.
Any Scratch program can be submitted, as long as it is the students' own work. Examples could be:
- a story,
- or animation,
It can be an individual entry or a group effort (maximum of 3 pupils). Students are free to develop their own Scratch program or can submit their interpretation of the Scratch workshop example.
The entries will be judged on their creativity and originality.
A prize will be awarded for the best entry from each school (either individual or team )and there will be a prize for the overall best entry from all the schools participating in the competition.
Entries will be judged by BCS (Coventry) branch.
Closing date & entry submission: Entries can be submitted up to the end of school spring term (13th April for Warwickshire, 8th April for Coventry).
To submit an entry, teachers should upload the scratch program to the competition file space - here. (In the note field - please enter the school name, your name and email address)
(1) Competition entries must be written in Scratch, and submitted by staff at the primary school.
(2) The entry must be the original work of the student (or students).
(3) Primary schools can participate in the competition by invitation only.
(4) Entries can be the work of an individual or a group (up to a maximum size of 3).
(5) The decisions of the judges are final.
This competition is sponsored by BCS, and Warwick Volunteers