Empire Code Student Achievements
In this page, we celebrate our outstanding student’s exemplary performance in computer science and
robotics. From their creations, to competitions and applications to top secondary schools, we are
proud to feature their milestones on our page. We are honored to be part of our students’ learning
journey and we believe that they will fulfill their utmost potential through coding!
FIRST LEGO League 2023 Champions
Harvey Tan, Ding Enya Anya, Ryan Chua, Fillmore
Lim, Aiden Huang
Our team Wind Vikings team just crushed it at the FIRST LEGO League 2023 and took home the trophy as champions! After months of hard work and determination in building and perfecting their build, and it paid off big time! Their teamwork, determination, and creativity blew everyone away, and they truly earned this victory.
Here is a testimony from Aiden’s mom: “We wanted to take a moment to express our gratitude for the support and assistance provided by the Empire Code in helping Aiden, prepare for the Full LEGO League competition.
As parents, we were impressed by the dedication and expertise of the coaches who worked with Aiden and his teammates. They provided valuable guidance and instruction on the technical aspects of robotics and programming, as well as fostering a supportive and collaborative team environment that helped to bring out the best in our son and his peers.
We are proud of the hard work and commitment that Aiden put into this endeavor, and we are grateful for the school’s role in supporting his passion for robotics and STEM education.
Thank you again for the invaluable support and resources provided to Aiden and his team. We look forward to continued collaboration with the school in fostering a love of learning and discovery in our children.”
FIRST LEGO League 2023 Winners
- Team End Base – Best Construction Award
- Team USA – Best Presenter Award
- Team Sky Pirates – Gracious Professionalism Award
Not just the champions, Empire Code walked away with 3 additional awards (Best Construction Award, Best Presenter Award and Gracious Professionalism Award) in this year’s First LEGO League competition! We are proud of our students’ hard work and dedication throughout these past few months training for the competition. Congratulations once again to our amazing students for their outstanding achievements!
Top 3 Winners of the Roblox Game Development Competition 2022!
Isaac See, Muhammad Harriq, Zhi Xuan Heng
The annual Roblox Game Development Competition 2022 aims to recognise young talents in the area of Roblox game design & coding. This is the first year the competition was conducted in an e-sports format and students created an obstacle course and escape room relating to the theme. Good job to the winners and all participants! We have seen many developed from new to expert game developers! We are proud that everyone has put in a lot of hard work and dedication for the competition. Well done!
ICIA Competition Winners:
Michelina Jesselyn Nathaniel and
Gregory Winston Karyabdi
At the beginning of April this year, the International Creativity and Innovation Award (ICIA) 2022 ended with two of our Indonesian teams from Empire Code bringing home bronze and gold awards!
The ICIA competition is organized by KRYA.ID, a center that aims to cultivate creativity and innovation whilst encouraging collaboration amongst the youth through innovative and problem-solving activities. 11 countries participated in this big international competition, and in the list includes Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Philippines, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, China and Turkey. Among the 3 categories of this competition – Inventor Wannabe, Innovation Challenge and Innovation Award, teams from Empire Code participated in the Kids & Teens category (9-17 years old) of the Innovation Challenge competition.
After months of competition training with Empire Code, our first team, “Rocket of Life”, won the Bronze Award, while the “Self Discipline App for Kids” team won the Gold Award with Poster and the Innovative Changemaker Award.
National Roblox Coding
Competition 2022 Winner
– Brick Coders by Koding Next –
Zidni Ilman Imtiyaz
Zidni Ilman Imtiyaz, a sixth-grader from SD Hikmah Teladan began his coding journey in second grade by taking a robotics class at school, followed by a proper coding class in fourth grade. He’s always had a passion for technology and the pandemic solidified it even more. Zidni embarked on the Roblox Game Development and 3D Animation Modelling Programme at Empire Code. During this competition, he attended many intensive mentorings with our teachers from Empire Code. After months of hard work, Zidni won first place in a national coding competition for kids, and he has gotten one step closer to his dream of becoming a professional game developer!
FIRST LEGO League 2022 Winners:
- Team Chamber of Secrets – Team Poster Award
- Team Dino Squad – Most Explosive Award
- Team Trail Potter – Amazing Movement Award
Exciting news! Empire Code has emerged victorious in the FIRST LEGO League 2022, clinching not one, not two, but three prestigious awards! Our talented teams have garnered the Team Poster Award, the Most Explosive Award, and the Amazing Movement Award. This triumphant achievement is a testament to the incredible dedication and hard work put in by our teams, who have trained for months on end to showcase their skills at the competition. We couldn’t be prouder of their remarkable progress and phenomenal performance. Congratulations to all the teams!
Top 20 of Junior and Senior
Category in the Heritage
Participants were tasked to build and code a UNESCO World Heritage Site this year. Empire Code’s participants in 2022 made it to the top 20 in both the Junior and Senior Category and walked away with a medal each.
Natalie Ng, Class of 2022
St. Joseph Institution
Like most kids, Natalie was introduced to Minecraft by her primary schoolmates and almost instantly, she fell in love with the idea of creating her digital world. In a similar fashion, when introduced to Roblox, she loved creating her own avatars and exploring the metaverse. Recognising there were ways to explore both platforms faster and better, she enrolled in Empire Code. The Empire Code teachers taught her how to programmatically achieve her objectives more efficiently; so much so that she became the ‘go-to person’ amongst her friends!
Having completed several coding courses with Empire Code as she progressed to middle school, she hoped to find a school that will allow her to continue exploring her interest in the digital space. Thus, in her application to SJI International, Empire Code was extremely supportive by helping to submit a student testimony. Thank you to Felicia and team for creating a wonderful environment for the kids to continuously learn and develop their interest!
– Mervyn Ng (Natalie’s Dad)
Georgina & Sophie Hyland, Class of 2022
St. Joseph Institution
The twins Sophie & Georgina Hyland have been our student since January 2021 and won the title of “Coder of the Month” in March 2022.
Having successfully completed a wide variety of modules, ranging from Scratch, Minecraft Coding & Game Design, Blender 3D-Animation Design, to Unity Game Development with C#, the twins have shown an incredible aptitude for programming, quickly grasping the concepts and syntax of both languages. They have been able to apply their knowledge to create functional and innovative projects, displaying great creativity and problem-solving skills.
In P6 this year, the twins have been successfully admitted to St. Joseph Institution (International). Their mom, June says, “The girls started coding years ago with Empire Code, starting from creating their own games in Scratch, to doing industry game design in Unity with C#. They always look forward to the fun teacher and interesting projects. I like the flexibility of the classes too. Thank you to Empire Code.”
Lara Pedroni, Class of 2022
Lara has been our student since our Tanglin campus opened in 2020 and won the title of “Coder of the Month” in March 2021.
Having successfully completed a wide variety of modules, ranging from Python, Minecraft Coding & Game Design, Blender 3D-Animation Design, to Unity Game Development with C#, Lara has flourished, in both her programming and critical thinking skills. She shines amongst her peers with the critical thinking skills she employs in Game Development.
She currently resides in Beijing, studying at Dulwich College. She says, “I liked my experience at Empire Code. The teachers teach with very efficient, direct, creative and fun methods. They do it through different platforms, explaining everything with immense patience and charisma, making you enjoy the experience. I am especially grateful to Mr Aaron for all his dedication and for transmitting such passion for programming to us. Thank you to Empire Code.”
Rey, Class of 2020
School of Science and
My son Rey has always liked computer games, he loves Minecraft and Roblox the most as these games allow him to build, design, calculate his game space and challenge his creativity. In September 2019, I came upon an ad about an activity offered for kids interested in completing an Escape Room by cracking codes. Empire code was running this activity during the school holidays. I signed Rey up for it and after he was done with the activity, he saw the campus in Tanglin Shopping Centre and learned that they were offering programming lessons. Rey couldn’t wait to go back.
The lessons really helped open Rey’s world in programming and broadened his horizons about coding world.
His teacher from school noticed Rey’s new interest coupled with Rey’s love for Science and Technology, she suggested for Rey to consider applying to School of Science and Technology for Secondary School.
Then, the most awaited day came. Rey was offered to join SST for Secondary education. Rey was overjoyed.
Rey is currently a Secondary 1 student at SST, always enjoying his time and is looking forward to go to school every day. The school offers a lot of avenue for the student to develop holistically in an environment that allows him to pursue his passion. The school’s parent support group is amazing as well!
Thank you once again, Empire Code. For being one of the instruments that helped Rey in his DSA to SST journey.”
– From Rose, Rey’s mum