Premier’s Creating Queensland’s Future Coding Competition Winner

Redeemer's Charmaine Chan (Year 9) has successfully won the Year 9-10 division of the Premier’s Creating Queensland’s Future coding competition.  The competition was open to all Queensland school students.  Entrants were asked to create a digital solution, using text-based, or visual-code tools, that could be used to stand up to the issue of cyber-bullying.  

Charmaine’s success in the competition was a reflection of her skills in critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and innovation by applying coding concepts to create a digital solution.  She committed many hours during Term 2 to the creation of an outstanding HTML/CSS and JavaScript digital solution about cyber-bullying that was hand-coded using text-based coding tools on her device.

Charmaine was presented with her prize and a certificate at a special ceremony on Tuesday 9 October by the Honourable Grace Grace MP, Minister for Education, Minister for Industrial Relations and Member of McConnel who who was presenting the awards on behalf of Annastacia Palaszczuk, the Premier of Queensland. Charmaine’s digital solution was created while studying the Dream IT. Code IT unit of work being undertaken in her Digital Solutions class during Term 2.  While studying the unit of work there were times when Charmaine felt unsure about whether to enter the competition or not; however, Mrs Michelle Constantine, her Digital Solutions teacher encouraged her to be courageous and enter.  Mrs Constantine was confident Charmaine’s use of code was creative, innovative and an exceptionally modern digital solution.  Although Charmaine could not have known back in June that it would be the winning entry, she devoted a great deal of additional time toward refining, perfecting and checking all entry requirements had been fulfilled. Charmaine’s success is an inspiration to all the students at Redeemer who are courageous in learning how to create new digital solutions using code.

Charmaine was supported at the final ceremony by her parents, Mrs Tanya Crooks and Mrs Michelle Constantine. 

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