Minecraft set to influence future design of new cancer centre

Megan ChickCompetition, News

We are working on an exciting partnership with Velindre University NHS Trust to adopt gamification to engage the children and young people of south east Wales in the design of the Trust’s new cancer centre. An amazing bespoke Minecraft world encompassing the site for the new Velindre Cancer Centre has been built by our Cardiff ambassadors.  Those entering the competition … Read More

Home of the Future Competition

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Can you develop a game that shows energy efficiency in the home and the issues surrounding it? Our new competition, in partnership with Energy Saving Trust and NEST, is asking pupils (up to the age of 16) to design their own game, using any programming software, that would make a house more environmentally-friendly. The winning game will be published on … Read More

Game of Codes: Education of the Future

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We are running our first pan-Wales virtual Game of Codes programming competition. The competition will allow pupils to develop their problem solving, communication, and teamwork skills while improving their knowledge of computer programming in a fun and inventive way. The challenge is to create a piece of software following the theme of Education of the Future. Examples could include robots to replace your … Read More

‘Craft My City’ – opportunity for young people to help shape Cardiff using Minecraft

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THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED. We are working with Cardiff Council to provide children and young people with a unique and innovative opportunity to help shape the future of Cardiff by using Minecraft. ‘Craft My City’ is a Child Friendly Cardiff initiative which aims to engage young people in a range of strategic developments by using Minecraft Education. The digital … Read More

New Activity Pack Competition

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THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED. We’re offering prizes to the schools and pupils who complete the most activity packs on our website before Friday 26th March 2021. With more school closures, we appreciate that this is a stressful time for parents, teachers and pupils. As this means we cannot offer face-to-face workshops or activities with pupils, we want to remind … Read More

WRU Club of the Future Competition

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This competition is now closed. Can you combine Welsh culture and history with your hopes and dreams for the future to enter our competition and build the Club of the Future? The WRU and Hwb have launched a competition that brings these aspects of Wales together in a challenge to design and build a ‘Club of the Future’ in Minecraft: Education Edition.

Nesta Challenges Longitude Explorer Prize

Rasa MombeiniCompetition, News

This competition has now closed. Nesta Challenges has teamed up with Amazon to launch fourth edition of the Longitude Explorer Prize – £20,000 available for the winning school or youth group. The Amazon Longitude Explorer Prize is calling on young people across the UK to develop innovative ‘tech for good’ solutions to society’s biggest issues, to help people to live … Read More

Activity Packs Competition

Megan ChickCompetition

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED Our new on-line Activity Packs have helped to keep children motivated and excited this summer and they have been extremely popular. Our delivery team developed some great worksheets, videos, and quizzes that can be found here. Pupils have the chance to work through the packs and submit their quiz answers to the team.  They will then be added … Read More

Working with the DVLA and its annual Coding Challenge

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We are proud and privileged to continue our long-term relationship with Swansea’s DVLA and once again sponsored their annual ‘Code Challenge’ competition. The competition is open to both primary and secondary schools who work in teams to rise to the challenge of using coding to produce apps, games, webpages, etc. This year’s challenges included designing a game to keep children … Read More

Game of Codes is back!

Joseph MearmanCompetition, News, News and Events

The competition (now in its 5th year) gives pupils from all across the country the opportunity to develop their problem solving, communication and teamworking skills.  Game of Codes offers a fantastic opportunity for young people to learn all about programming, while working on a real life problem.  Improving their knowledge of computer programming in a fun and inventive way. The … Read More