Dyke House student Matthew cracks the code for teachers in Cambridge University competition

Matthew Watson, Dyke House Sports and Technology College pupil

Matthew Watson, Dyke House Sports and Technology College pupil

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A COMPUTER whizzkid has won a national competition held by a leading university to develop a new software programme to make teachers’ lives easier.

Matthew Watson, a student at Hartlepool’s Dyke House Sports and Technology College, in Mapleton Road, has won Cambridge University’s Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Hour of Code competition.

The 16-year-old took up the challenge to create a computer programme that would save teachers time and mark pupils’ work.

 

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