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Students crack the code

Warwick Academy was proud to be a part of Hour of Code as secondary students invest time this week to teach primary classes the core elements of programming.

The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics.

An eager group of Year 10s taught and guided Year 5 students in an Anna and Elsa Hour of Code. Students engaged in movement directions, converting commands, relating algorithms, drawing commands, and the like.

Hour of code is a grassroots campaign with the goal to get tens of millions of students to try an Hour of Code during December 8-14, 2014, in celebration of Computer Science Education Week.

According to the “Hour of Code” website, Bermuda was ranked second, on a per-capita basis, among more than 150 countries for participation in The Hour of Code.

The ranking is “based on the number of events compared to the population of a country”. A fun time was had by both young and old students.

Launched in 2013, Code.org® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science. The movement felt every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science.

They see that helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path.

Get with the programme: senior students are teaching their younger peers at Warwick Academy this week

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Published December 18, 2014 at 8:00 am (Updated December 18, 2014 at 12:14 am)

Students crack the code

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