January 25, 2024

Play Piper Wins 2024 Kids Judge Bett Award for Sustainable Coding

**Play Piper Wins 2024 Kids Judge Bett Award for Sustainable Coding** 
*London, UK - January 26, 2024* 
In a triumphant debut at the prestigious Bett Conference in London, Play Piper clinched the 2024 Bett Kid's Choice Award for Sustainable Coding. The accolade was bestowed upon Play Piper by the discerning Kids Judge Bett panel during the event's lively award ceremony. 
Bett, the world's largest education technology exhibition, serves as a global platform for educators and over 500 EdTech innovators. The Bett Kid's Choice Award, organized by Katy Potts of Islington Council, is a student-led initiative that engages young minds in exploring and selecting their preferred educational resources. 
**Piper's Sustainable Coding Triumph** 
Play Piper's winning entry captivated students from Reedings Junior School, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, UK. The award recognizes Piper's commitment to sustainability, utilizing wood and recyclable materials in its interactive computer kit. This innovative approach not only fosters skill development in children of all abilities but also injects an element of excitement and fun into coding education. 
Chris Bouman, Chief Marketing Officer at Play Piper, expressed appreciation for the honor, stating, "Being chosen by students as their preferred sustainable coding option at the 2024 Bett show is truly humbling. Piper's inaugural presence at Bett, coupled with aligning our program with UK National Standards, adds to the significance of this achievement. After winning Best in Show at ISTE, the largest EdTech Conference in the United States, securing a top honor at BETT, the largest EdTech Conference outside the US, is exceptionally meaningful." 
**Kids Judge Bett: Putting Students at the Forefront** 
Kids Judge Bett, an integral part of the Bett Conference, was conceived and organized by Katy Potts, Computing and Online Safety lead at Islington Council. The event, now in its eighth year, engages children, teachers, and families from across the UK in evaluating educational resources and suppliers.  Katy Potts remarked, "Better than any Oscars ceremony, Kids Judge Bett brings children, teachers, and families from around the UK to the show where they work hard, following strict judging protocol, to shine a spotlight on the best." 
Play Piper's victory at the 2024 Bett Kid's Choice Award not only celebrates the company's commitment to sustainable education but also solidifies its position as a frontrunner in engaging and innovative coding programs for young learners. 
For media inquiries, please contact: 
Chris Bouman 
CMO, Play Piper 
+1 530.386.0621