School students crack the code for success
MILLEN Primary School students Leah Witts, Sarah Bartley and Kaylee Chin have won first place in a global computer coding competition.
The Year 6 student team KSL Codes entered DXC Technology’s Codes Competition along with three other teams from Millen’s after school coding club.
The competition required students to complete a 2D video game using Scratch, a beginner coding program.
With more than 450 entries from across 24 countries, KSL Codes’ project ‘Over the Horizon’ managed to secure first place for those submissions received within Australia and New Zealand.
Kaylee said it took eight weeks to create the game.
“Our video game is about a man searching for his love who is trapped on a deserted island,” she said.
“You navigate through the levels using the arrow keys but should be careful to avoid the seagull poo or you die.”
Entries from the three other teams at Millen placed sixth, seventh and 13th.
“It is remarkable what code club teacher and deputy principal Omid Fanayan have done ,” DXC Technology public sector general manager for WA Kylie Cowie said.
She said having three teams in the top 10 was “outstanding.”
KSL Codes team members students Leah Witts (left), Sarah Bartley and Kaylee Chin from Millen Primary School with their certificates.