Hour of Code
The week of the 4th of December saw learners across R.E.A.L. Education take part in the national ‘Hour of Code 2017’ initiative.
As a listed ‘Hour of Code’ event holder, R.E.A.L. learners were encouraged to have a go at coding, from programming computer games to controlling a robot. All learners who took part were awarded with a certificate to celebrate their achievements.
Richard Williams, Computing and ICT Lead at R.E.A.L. Education said: “We are delighted with how many of our learners challenged themselves to complete their ‘Hour of Code.’ Computers are one of the best ways to engage our young people – and demystifying code is an important tool to give them for the future.
“Following the event, we aim for all Key Stage 2 and 3 learners to begin a challenging Computer Science course, where they will learn to problem-solve and work collaboratively. To support this, we have invested in several Raspberry Pi computer systems, which will be used to not only motivate them, but also challenge their perceptions of what computers can be used to do.”