Aardman Hosts Coding Contest for Kids

Aardman Animations has teamed up with Nominet Trust to launch Shaun’s Game Academy, a national competition in the U.K. for kids to build online games based on the adventures of the character Shaun the Sheep.

The winning “kiddy-coder” will be invited to spend the day at Aardman Animations to have their creation developed further by the studio’s games team.

The competition, which will run through September, also features resources for teachers to use in class to engage young people ahead of September’s ICT curriculum change, which will require them to teach basic coding.