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Acland Burghley School wins Camden Coding Challenge 2016

Acland Burghley School wins Camden Coding Challenge 2016

The Camden Coding Challenge is part of the Get Camden Coding initiative funded by Camden Council to promote the new Computing Curriculum and to encourage pupils to take up Computer Science which is an important industry in Camden. The 3 year plan provides coding lessons to all Camden Secondary schools through a partnership of Camden City Learning Centre, UCL and the Film and Video Workshop.

4 schools competed in challenges using Lego Robots and the new BBC Microbit. A tense finish saw Acland Burghley School snatch the cup from last year’s winners by one point.

Acland Burghley’s team of 9 worked exceptionally hard during the day solving a wide range of challenges. They stayed focused on the main objective, planned ahead, and organised themselves as a team. The pupils chose Ruben as team captain who stepped up to the role admirably.

Ruben McAlister-Artunes Y8 captained the team of 9 students:
Arnold Hawker-Wootton 8JHO
Louis Sayers 8JHO
Hugh Lambert 9HKH
Jasin Bushi 9EOT
Joseph Price 8JHO
Joshua Lam-Clark 9AAL
Sam Corston 9DMO
Solomon Palwyn 9DMO

All teams were joined by employees from the IT department of Goldman Sachs to help them, including the Managing Director Jonathan Goodfellow who also presented the trophy.