December 13, 2019

Peter Lynn & Partners Supports DVLA Code Challenge 2019 for Primary Schools

Written by Peter Lynn

We were proud to maintain our support for the DVLA Code Challenge 2019 and have received the following message from the organisers:

Firstly, thank you. The third DVLA Code Challenge competition is now over, and it proved to be an amazing success with a lot of extremely excited children, a fantastic host, brilliant Judges, none of which would have been possible without your help and generous support.

In total 50 Schools & Community Groups across Wales won Prizes and all the entries were of a very high quality which shows just how much talent is out there, we need to provide opportunities for the children to use it.

I thought you would like to know the results and give you an indication of just how much of a positive impact you have made on Welsh Schools and Community Groups. It’s quite staggering to the point that we could have filled the venue three times and in excess of 3000 people watched the event on the live link in Schools and Community Centres across Wales.

Primary School Category

1st Prize – £2000 of IT Equipment Usk Church in Wales Primary School

2nd Prize – £1500 of IT Equipment Willowtown Community Primary School

3rd Prize – £1000 of IT Equipment St Paul’s Community Centre

Runner Up – £750 of IT Equipment Sketty Primary School

Secondary School Category

1st Prize – £2000 of IT Equipment Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Morgannwg

2nd Prize – £1500 of IT Equipment Cathedral Secondary School

3rd Prize – £1000 of IT Equipment Caerleon Comprehensive School

Runner Up – £750 of IT Equipment Pontarddulais Comprehensive School

Special Prize Category For Teamwork and original Graphic Design

Special Prize – £1000 of IT Equipment Coed Hirwaun Primary School

Peter Lynn, senior partner, commented, “It’s the third year we have supported the challenge, and as computer coding and IT, in general, becomes an intrinsic part of the future skills of school children, we are delighted to play a small part.”

More information can be seen here, and the organisers will be uploading the winners, pictures, the children’s’ games and the event video on to our web site so keep an eye out.

The final word goes to Mark Jones, Head of Ethical Hacking Services at the DVLA and one of the organisers of the Challenge:

I cannot thank you enough for your generous support and contribution to this competition, and as I originally said, all of your contributions have gone to Schools and Groups to help children learn IT. The Challenge has now become an annual event engaging with Schools, Colleges, Community Groups and businesses. The impact we are all having has been tremendous.”