Business in the Community launches coding competition with Allstate NI

  • A lot of children and young people are missing the coding activities they participate in at school or with local Code Clubs or CoderDojos.

    To keep the fun going, and to encourage the continuation and development of coding skills, Business in the Community have launched a Time to Code coding competition in partnership with Allstate NI. The lucky winners in each category will receive a laptop, with runners up receiving a Raspberry Pi Zero with starter kits.

    Time to Code is a volunteering initiative for children at Key Stage 2, helping to teach them how to code, build their confidence and develop their social skills.

    All information on the competition can be found below, or please download and share the flyer by clicking here.

    Competition information for children and young people

    What you’ll need to do

    To get involved in the competition you will need create a project in Scratch that includes demonstration of the following skills:

    • Use of multiple sprites
    • Use of movement
    • Use of sound
    • Game/Quiz element

    To take part you need to fit into one of the two categories below:

    Category One – P4/P5 pupils

    Category One pupils will develop a Scratch project around the theme of “I Am Happy When”

    Category One – P6/P7 pupils

    Category Two pupils will develop a Scratch project around the theme of “My COVID/Pandemic Hero”


    Competition opens on: 22 February 2021
    Closes: at 5.00pm on 22 March 2021
    Winners: announced on 31 March 2021

    How to Enter

    When the project is finished, please create a link to the project in Scratch and submit the link to

    Please include:

    • Name of the entrant
    • Class of the entrant eg P5
    •  School of the entrant

    To share your love of coding with others, you can also post your picture of your project on Twitter @bitcni | @AllstateNI | #TimeToCodeCompetition

    Remember to tag your school!

    Source: Business in the Community

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