There aren’t many computer science weeks so we decided to make a big thing of it by inviting students from Stony Dean to join us for shared activities. At first the boys joined Year 10 to explore the Hour of Code website and try out some of the coding activities. The choices ranged from Disney’s Moana, Star Wars and Frozen, Minecraft and Flappy Bird. Both the girls and the boys were nervous about working together at first but they soon forgot that they didn’t know each other and got down to coding.
By the time the lesson changeover was ringing everyone was enjoying what they were doing and making good progress with the task. The girls moved on to the next lesson but the boys stayed on to work with
a Year 9 class coming in to Computing. By now they really were the experts and rose admirably to the challenge of sharing their skills with the beginners in Year 9. These new pairings made rapid progress, completing activities and earning certificates.
It was great to see pupils from the two schools working together so well and impressive to hear them chatting about computer science; solving problems and making things happen.
Sound like fun? Visit https://hourofcode.com/uk/learn