Boys code in bright fu­tures

Canning Times - - OPINION -

ROSS­MOYNE res­i­dent James Lund has been ranked equal first in an Aus­tralia-wide com­puter cod­ing com­pe­ti­tion, the Na­tional Com­puter Sci­ence School chal­lenge.

James (Year 9) and fel­low All Saints’ Col­lege stu­dent She­vanka Dias Abeya­gu­nawar­dene (Year 10) achieved ‘Per­fec­tion’ sta­tus, or equal first, in the in­ter­me­di­ate cat­e­gory, while She­vanka and Ai­dan Smith (Year 10), also from Ross­moyne, achieved ‘High Distinc­tions’ in the Ad­vanced cat­e­gory.

All Saints’ years 9 and 10 stu­dents also achieved five ‘Per­fec­tions’ and three ‘High Distinc­tions’ in the be­gin­ner’s cat­e­gory.

“We con­tinue to look for fu­ture­fo­cused op­por­tu­ni­ties to en­able All Saints’ stu­dents to ap­ply them­selves and we are de­lighted at their en­thu­si­asm to take up these chal­lenges,” All Saints head of de­sign and tech­nol­ogy Pe­ter Harper said.

“Cod­ing and pro­gram­ming are an in­creas­ingly im­por­tant part of a re­quired fu­ture skill.”

Ai­dan Smith and James Lund.

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