Over 100 boys from the Remove and Fifth Form have been putting their coding skills to the test this week, taking part in the Perse Coding Challenge. This national competition, which attracts over 3,000 pupils, provides entrants with the opportunity to show off their coding skills and win valuable prizes.
The boys competed against pupils from 100 UK secondary schools in an automated computer programming challenge, which required them to write code and solve problems in a 40-minute timed session. The winners have the honour of having their names inscribed on the prestigious ‘Braben’ competition cup. Last year, two Bedford School boys advanced to the second round, and we hope to exceed this number this year.
Dr Albin Wallace, Director of Digital Learning, said, “As computer coding is an integral part of the computer science syllabus, competitions such as the Perse Coding Challenge are a great way to exercise the boys’ skills and put themselves against other schools across England. Programming under pressure is a good way to prepare for examinations and to practice problem-solving in a wider context.”
The digital learning offering at Bedford School gives all boys the opportunity to enter national competitions and engage in a variety of online opportunities, regardless of whether they study the subject or not.