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School children design game to promote cycle safety

Clever coders could win IT equipment for their school

School children in Abergavenny are in the final of a DVLA competition with their invention - a cycle safety simulator.

Hywel Lewis, 10, Ella Gribbin, 10 and Sophia Elias, nine, of Our Lady and St Michael’s Primary School, created a game about cycle safety in response to a DVLA call to make a road safety game using Scratch, a coding language for learners.

The DVLA code challenge, in association with Code Club and the STEM Ambassador hub Wales, Incredible Oceans, Brake, The four Police Forces in Wales and School Beat, Road Safety Wales, The Fire and rescue Service and the British Army, asks young people to build a game that highlights how young people can spot hazards and stay safe while cycling.

First prize is £3000 of IT equipment for the school.

The group of talented pupils are one of just five groups to have made it through to the final of the competition, which will take place on Tuesday, November 28.

They have already earned their school £750 worth of IT equipment by making the final.



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