For the first time, three teams of grade 10 Cambridge learners, who are enrolled in the computer science course at the Deutsche Höhere Privatschule Windhoek (DHPS), participated in the programming competition offered by the Namibia University of Science & Technology (NUST).
After a two-week training programme with the support of two coaches from NUST, our Python programmers kicked off on Saturday, 10 October 2020.
This morning of all days, the internet connection failed and our teams were disqualified and proceeded to the next round.
In spite of this initial setback, the DHPS tenth graders put up a brave fight against the twelfths graders of St. Georges and DOSW. Finally, they managed to reach places 3 to 5, and solving the tricky tasks has definitely whetted their appetite for more.
We are already looking forward to participating in the competition again in the coming years and hope to welcome many more programmers to our CoderDojo.
(Report: Wolfhard Aring, DHPS)