In October, we launched our first-ever competition exclusively for active Code Clubs. In keeping with the season, the challenge was to code a festive message using one of two Code Club projects as a starting point.
We were super excited when the submissions started rolling in, and all in all we received more than 500 from clubs all across the UK.
After the competition closed, the Code Club judges had a wonderful time looking at all your entries, which were creative, funny, and well thought-out.
It was tough choosing a winner from among all the fantastic festive messages we received, but after much deliberation, we are pleased to announce that the winner is Jake, aged 9, from Henry Cavendish Primary School!
Congratulations to Jake and the whole Henry Cavendish Primary School Code Club! The judges loved the use of sprites, animation, and colour in Jake’s entry. Jake says:
I’m very happy to have won — Code Club is my favourite part of the week.
Club leader Phil Brayshaw adds:
We’d like to say how proud we are of how far Jake and the other kids have progressed in just a few months. They’re so creative and resourceful, and always helpful to each other.
The whole club will receive prizes, and we will send out the winning entry as the official Code Club end-of-year festive message.
It really was too hard to choose just one entry, so we’d like to recognise three other entries with a mention in the Highly Commended category:
- Eden and Lily, aged 9, from Douglas Library Code Club, whose baubles reminded us of the true meaning of Christmas
- Ethan, aged 9, from St Mary’s School Code Club, whose trinket card made us laugh with a Santa joke
- Charlotte, aged 8, from Weetwood Primary School Code Club, whose piano-playing penguin got us in a festive mood
If your club members weren’t able to take part this time, don’t worry: we’ll have more competitions, available exclusively for active clubs, coming up soon! If you need help with getting your club activated so you can take part next time, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.