Premiers coding challenge to new generation of digital creators

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The Honourable Annastacia PalaszczukMinister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations

Premiers coding challenge to new generation of digital creators

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We want to support all Queensland schools and students to engage in coding and be digitally literate and I know that theres a new generation out there who can combine imagination and digital expertise to create brilliant results.

I want to encourage as many Queensland students as possible to embrace this challenge and enter the competition.

These girls really are amazingly talented and highly motivated students, Ms Louwrens said.

The competition helps schools to engage students in learning that gives them the skills and knowledge to participate successfully in a technology rich, global economy.

The deadline for entries in the 2018 competition is Tuesday 19 June.

TheCreating Queenslands Futurecoding competition was about fostering a new generation of digital creators and entrepreneurs, Minister Grace said.

Bremer State High School Executive Principal Kay Louwrens said the schools winning team of girls were part of the Year 7-9 Science Extension Program and were achieving great things in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects.

The completion this year will focus on Anti-Bully Girl, who is a member of the Cybersafety Heroes.

We are accepting entries from students in Years 3 and 4 for the first time this year so we can engage this younger age group in the important skill of coding. Winners will be announced in Term 3 and share in $5000 worth of technology prizes.

Standing up to cyberbullies is the theme of this years Premiers coding competition.

Our students are really engaging with science through technology like our virtual reality lab, our drones, coding courses and 3D printers.

I hope their win last year will inspire more of our students to enter the coding competition this year.

The Honourable Annastacia PalaszczukMinister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations

The Premier was joined by Education Minister Grace Grace today with Bremers winning Year 8 team from last years competition.

The Honourable Grace GraceTuesday, March 13, 2018Premiers coding challenge to new generation of digital creators

This coding competition is just one initiative in ourAdvancing educationaction plan, which addresses the importance of equipping our students with the skills theyll need for jobs of the future.

We want to see students from Years 3 to 10 creating digital heroes to teach others how to handle online bullies and be safe and secure online, the Premier said.

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For information on how to enter the PremiersCreating Queenslands Futurecoding competition visit:qld.gov.au/codingcompetitionand code4qld.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk launched the competition at Bremer State High School in Ipswich and laid down the challenge to Queensland students to develop a game, app, animation or another digital project using Cybersafety Heroes.

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