Pupils at St. Mary’s College took part in an event yesterday designed to provide young people with the skills to write computer code.
The event, which is known as ‘Hour of Code’ saw pupils from the school’s ICT department take part.
Organised by Cord.org, ‘Hour of Code’ initiative provides all Key Stage 3 students will the opportunity to complete one hour of coding during their timetabled ICT lesson.
The ‘Hour of Code’ is an introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. Parents and members of the community also took part.
A number of IT industry experts visited the school to speak to the students about careers in the IT industry. They included representatives from IT Enterprise Services, Allstate, Kofax and 8OVER8.
The now annual ‘Hour of Code’ is an international project giving people an introductory lesson in computer coding.
It runs in about 180 countries, backed by technology firms and national governments, and last year claimed to have reached more than 100 million people.