Premier’s Coding Challenge to New Generation of Digital Creators

Standing up to cyberbullies is the theme of this year’s Premier’s coding competition.

State Member for Morayfield, Mark Ryan, has laid down the challenge to our local students to develop a game, app, animation or another digital project using Cybersafety Heroes.

“The competition this year will focus on Anti-Bully Girl, who is a member of the Cybersafety Heroes,” Mr Ryan said.

“We want to see students from Years 3 to 10 creating digital heroes to teach others how to handle online bullies and be safe and secure online.

““I encourage as many students as possible from our local area to embrace this challenge and enter the competition.

“I want to support our local schools and students to engage in coding and be digitally literate.

“There’s a new generation out there who can combine imagination and digital expertise to create brilliant results.

“The Creating Queensland’s Future coding competition is about fostering that next generation of digital creators and entrepreneurs.

 “We are accepting entries from students in Years 3 and 4 for the first time this year, so we can engage this younger age group in the important skill of coding.

“Winners will be announced in Term 3 and share in $5000 worth of technology prizes.

“This coding competition is just one initiative in our Advancing Education action plan, which addresses the importance of equipping our students with the skills they’ll need for jobs of the future.”

The deadline for entries in the 2018 competition is Tuesday 19 June.

For information on how to enter the Premier’s Creating Queensland’s Future coding competition visit: qld.gov.au/codingcompetition and #code4qld.

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