DVLA coding challenge sets sights on active travel
The challenge is to build a game using SCRATCH (a coding language) and is designed to help interested pupils develop problem solving, communication and teamwork skills - as well as improving their knowledge of computer programming.
Two of the competition’s four themes focus on road safety related issues:
- Build a game that highlights how young people can spot hazards and stay safe while cycling
- Build a game of how the world would look if there weren’t any cars on the road
Mark Jones, DVLA head of cyber security testing, said: “It’s important that as employers we actively support the development of IT skills in schools and communities, from grassroots early education upwards.”
Teams of up to five pupils from schools and community-based code clubs are being invited to participate in the competition.
Entries must be submitted by 6 October, with those shortlisted invited to attend the DVLA Code Challenge 2017 prize day at DVLA’s digital theatre in Swansea on 28 November.
The best entries will receive prizes of IT equipment up to the value of £3,000 for use in their school. Click here for more information on how to enter.
New website includes members’ portal and info on training courses etc
Apply for Corporate Membership of Road Safety GB
Road Safety campaigns, research, data and help forum
NRSC 2017 | Manchester | 14-15.11.17
Click here to watch the presentations
YDF 2018 | RAC Club, London | 25.4.18
For more info and to register to attend click here...
Project EDWARD - 21 September 2017
For more info click here...
AROUND THE WEB
Could a hacker hijack your connected car?
BBC News looks at whether a rise in ‘over the air’ software updates means the risk of hacker hijack is also increasing.
The driving test trial
The findings of a DVSA trial, conducted with the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL), released to coincide with the new driving test changes.
THINK! ‘pink kittens’ mobile phone advert
Click here to subscribe for weekly news alert