Perse programmers win inaugural Perse Coding Team Challenge
23 Mar 2018
The Braben Cup will remain on home ground after a trio of Perse pupils became the inaugural winners of the Perse Coding Team Challenge.
Sponsored by Dr David Braben OBE, co-founder of Raspberry Pi and founder of video game production company Frontier Developments, the brand new programming competition attracted around 600 pupils in Years 7 to 10 from schools across the UK. More than 180 teams participated in the coding competition within their own schools.
The Perse team of Patrick Beart, Max Bennett (both Year 10) and Jack Fan (Year 7) emerged triumphant with an overall score of 168 points.
A team from The Downs Secondary School in Berkshire came second with 154 points, while a group representing Oxford’s Magdalen College School were third with 139 points.
As well as a cash prize, the top three teams also received a letter from Dr Braben congratulating them on their efforts.
Perse Head of Computing and Digital Strategy Paul Baker was pleased with how the Perse Coding Team Challenge had gone.
He said: “It was a successful first year and we have aspirations to increase the numbers taking part next year. There was a good mixture of independent and comprehensive schools that took part and we were delighted with the quality of the entries. We’d like to congratulate everyone who participated.”