Hour of Code participation

As part of our Computing activities, this week many of our children in the Prep. Department have been undertaking additional computer coding activities as part of The Hour of Code. The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code”, to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts.

Here in Bridgewater, all children begin coding from Prep I right through into Prep VI and beyond.  Taking part in this week’s activities has allowed our children to hear professional coders explaining what they do and why they do it, and given them a chance to experience different types of coding.  Prep VI coded BB-8 from Star Wars, Prep V a dragon quest game, Prep IV have been programming Minecraft, Prep III will go treasure hunting and KS1 will go on a hunt for sweets.  Even Mr. Grant had a go – look how much he is enjoying it in the photograph.

You can try these at home – use the link to the Hour of Code website on the map above, select an activity from the appropriate age range, and off you go…

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