LOCAL SCHOOL CHILDREN TO SHOWCASE CODING SKILLS AT CARDIFF BUSINESS EVENT

Ysgol Y Ddraig form partnership with local business in coding competition

Year 5 pupils at Ysgol Y Ddraig in Llantwit Major have taken part in a ‘V-Factor’ coding competition to design their very own computer games. The winners are due to present their games at the Introbiz Expo at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena (2nd November), Wales’ biggest business event. Pioneered by Vale of Glamorgan based Technical Marketing & PR, the children will be joining the team on stand 279 to demonstrate the role of technology and entrepreneurship in the modern business environment.

Rebecca Cadman, Acting Head Teacher at Ysgol Y Ddraig, said: “The competition has been great for the children. They’ve been really excited about the idea of creating the games and its allowed them to relate their learning to coding in the real world. It’s been thoroughly engaging.”

Technical Marketing & PR is due to launch a new Virtual Marketing Manager (VMM) service at the show and will be giving visitors the opportunity to enter a prize draw to win a brand-new 3D virtual reality headset. Visitors will also be able to experience a Google virtual reality environment.

Director of Technical Marketing & PR, Louise Matthews, has commented: “It’s really important to combine business, technology and education. It has been refreshing to see the children so enthusiastic and engaged with the concept from the very start and rewarding that the competition has encouraged pupils to develop their coding skills whilst keeping the world of business in mind.”

For further information please call Technical Marketing & PR on 01446 731180.