Podgorica, 19 May - At the fifth jubilee competition in coding on micro:bit devices, the team of the elementary school "Narodni heroj Savo Ilić" from Kotor won with the project "Mikro:bit asistent u nastavi". 

The British Council and the Department of education, science, culture and sport have held an online competition for primary schools. The expert jury selected the 10 best works from all submitted ones in digital format, after which the final video conference was held.

The winning project is called „Mikro:bit asistent u nastavi“ and was created by students Nikolina Dževerdanović and Nikola Kovač, under the mentorship of teacher Dijana Milošević. The project aims to help students and teachers in everyday practical classes. Second place stands for project „Zalivanje cvijeća putem mikro:bita”, Elementary School Đerđ Kastrioti Skenderbeg from Bar, while third place was won by Elementary School “Narodni heroj Savo Ilić” from Kotor with project named “Prijateljska ruka”.

We would like to thank the members of the jury, Sanja Bešović, Tarik Zaimović and Nevena Čabrilo, for their presence.

Vanja Madžgalj, director of the British Council in Montenegro, in her introductory address to the audience, said: "Coding is not only a digital skill, it also develops a number of other important skills, such as problem analysis, problem solving, teamwork and applying knowledge from work in micro:bit coding enriches and develops some of the most important skills needed in a modern economy. "

The British Ambassador in Montenegro, Mrs. Karen Maddox, also attended the competition. In her speech at the awards ceremony, the ambassador said, “The COVID pandemic has forced us to use technology more and in smarter ways. Digital skills will be very important to all of us in the future. The UK Government has provided equipment for teaching digital skills through the British Council's 21st Century Schools program, but more importantly for encouraging students to be innovative, to develop critical thinking and, above all, to make learning more fun! These skills are important for any field of work you choose in the future. ”