Bedford BCS Challenge Prize Presentation

DateWednesday 25 Jun 2014



Lecture Room 1, Strafford Cripps Building, Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedford, MK43 0AL.

SpeakerBCS Bedford Branch Committee Representative

BCS Bedford invite you to join in the prize presentation of the first Bedford Branch and Bedford Borough ‘Bedford BCS Challenge’. KS3 students in schools in Bedford shall be receiving recognition for their achievements in computer programming and digital leadership.

Over 20% of the middle schools in Bedford participated.

All participants will be marked on creativity; how to select, use, combine and present images and text; the appropriate choice and use of programming instructions and software; the clarity of the finished presentation in demonstrating the topic. All work must be original and copyright restrictions must be honoured. The students have been advised to follow normal rules of safety and not reveal any personal details online. All work must be polite and respectful.

The donation of trophies, prizes and medals have been generously provided by the BCS.

Dr Ip-Shing Fan, Chair of the BCS Bedford Branch, explained ‘This competition is part of the BCS engagement with local schools to excite students in computing and develop careers in this highly valuable profession. The timing is particularly important with the introduction of the new Computing Curriculum in September 2014. We are delighted to work with the Bedford Borough Council and invite any other interested persons or organisations to partner with us.’

Cllr Henry Vann, Portfolio for Education at Bedford Borough Council, said: “Encouraging children to gain expertise in technology means that the pupils in today’s school system can be prepared for tomorrow’s exciting world. Indeed, developing young peoples’ computer skills will benefit them throughout their lives and can help change the way they think.”

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