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. Bloomfield Collegiate is passionate about programming and, for the 4th consecutive year, took part in the largest learning event in history – The Hour of Code.
We believe that every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path.
On Wednesday 7th December, 100+ Year 8 pupils were allowed to work in the Learning Centre to expand their programming skills. During this day all Year 13 and 14 pupils who were studying Software Systems met with staff from AMT-Sybex to hear about working in the IT industry and to try out their programming skills on some handheld devices.