Students all across the globe took part in an “Hour of Code” as part of Computer Science Education Week (9-13 December 2013).
So far 12,687,354 students around the world have taken part and Isambard students were among this number.
The initiative has exposed over 12 million students to programming and over a quarter billion lines of code have been written during the week, by students in 170 countries.
The ICT team at Isambard have thoroughly enjoyed teaching the “Hour of Code” and students have been very receptive.
The aim of the sessions held at Isambard were to give students who had never coded before a chance to try it out and to give those students who had experienced it before the opportunity to explore more complex coding and to practice their skills.
The sessions helped students to improve their problem solving skills which are transferable across the whole curriculum.