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Challenge IT 2012

YOUNG people in local secondary schools have a chance to demonstrate their computing skills in a competition for schools and youth groups supported by WMG.

Categories in the Challenge IT 2012 event include web design, mobile phone app development and digital animation.

Spearheading the idea is the Coventry branch of the British Computer Society, supported by a range of sponsors including Warwick’s Computer Science Department.

The aim is to encourage interest in IT and help pupils develop awareness of good practice and a range of skills including team working and project planning, and to promote links between local schools, industry and higher education.

Margaret Low, senior teaching fellow at WMG, said: “The competition provides a focus for young people to work together and show their creative and innovative applications”.

“In order that students can learn from each other we round off the competition with an exhibition and prize-giving ceremony where there is a real buzz.”

Entrants in the 2012 event were : 7th Coventry Girls' Brigade, King Edward VI College, Nuneaton, Ashlawn School, Rugby, King Henry VIII School, Coventry, Bablake, Coventry, Lutterworth High School, Leicestershire, Blue Coat School, Coventry, Lyng Hall School, Coventry, Countesthorpe Community College, Leicestershire, Sidney Stringer Academy, Coventry, Hartshill School, Nuneaton, Whitley Academy, Coventry and Heart of England School, Balsall Common.

Other major sponsors include Capgemini, Coventry University’s Faculty of Engineering and Computing and The Institution of Engineering and Technology.