National coding gold award presented to Hillingdon School

Pupils at St Swithun Wells’ Catholic Primary School in West London have designed thousands of apps over the last year

Pupils at St Swithun Wells’ Catholic Primary School in Hillingdon are celebrating after receiving a national computing award.

The West London school has been recognised as a UK Coding Champion by Discovery Education, which provides digital and coding resources to primary schools.

Pupils at St Swithun Wells’ designed and shared over 2900 apps last year, placing them in the top three schools for Discovery Education Coding across the UK. The school’s talented young learners used their ICT skills to create a whole range of imaginative computer games, using different programming languages, and featuring characters including dinosaurs, princesses and even HM The Queen!

The school was given a gold award in recognition of their achievement and a Makey Makey coding kit – an electronic invention tool which connects everyday objects to the internet.

Coding is an important skill for the future and we’re delighted that our pupils enjoy computer programming so much.
– Tiffany Bolton, St Swithun Wells’

Computing Coordinator Tiffany Bolton said: “Coding is an important skill for the future and we’re delighted that our pupils enjoy computer programming so much. We’re proud to be placed in the top 3 coding schools nationally.”

Hazel Carter, UK Marketing Director at Discovery Education said: “Coding powers our digital world. It’s a skill that will always be relevant, and one that children can easily master and enjoy. We were very impressed with the games and apps created by pupils at St Swithun Wells’, and they should be very proud of their achievement as a top coding school.”

To learn more about Discovery Education’s coding service visit discoveryeducation.co.uk/coding.

Primary schools can request a free trial of Discovery Education Coding at: discoveryeducation.co.uk/trials.