A Harrow school pupil has won Discovery Education’s Top Coder 2023 – a popular computer programming competition for schools across the UK. The challenge invited children to unleash their creativity by designing animations, apps and games using Discovery Education Coding – the award-winning resource for primary schools.

5 year old Daaris from Alpha Preparatory School in Harrow, took first prize in the KS1 category of the challenge, after designing a block coding game set in outer space. The judges were impressed by his entry, which showed “great imagination and coding skills!”

Daaris’s prize is a Botley Coding Robot , plus a year’s free subscription to Discovery Education Coding for his school.

Debbie Tipton, teacher at Alpha Preparatory School said,

“Daaris was thrilled to win the prize.  His favourite subject is space and he incorporated his knowledge into the design.  He was also excited for the rest of the school to benefit from his award by having access to Discovery Education Coding for a year.  We are all very proud of Daaris.”

Daaris said,

“I am so excited to have won, I love space and I love computing.  I am looking forward to programming Botley. I can make him do lots of things”

With lots of concepts to explore, Discovery Education Coding helps children to master computer programming in a fun and accessible way, giving them the freedom to create apps and games using their imagination.

Howard Lewis, Discovery Education’s Managing Director UK and International said:

“Congratulations to Daaris, KS1 winner of this year’s Discovery Education Top Coder Competition and to everyone who took part. Coding is a vital skill for the future. It’s great to see so many students using our resources to master it and have fun with computer programming.”

Discovery Education is the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place. Explore Discovery Education’s award-winning digital learning services at www.discoveryeducation.co.uk.