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December 16th 2019

Girls teach their parents how to code in 'Hour of Code'

This December, parents were invited into their daughter’s Computer Science lesson to learn how to code! Over 60 parents signed up and adults from many different backgrounds came into LG4 for some fun coding.

Some parents had never written a word or line of code in their lives, whilst others are programmers, but they all learnt something. Everyone had a go, worked in pairs and had a go at creating some magic.

Whilst our students at Blackheath High School learn to code from Juniors and Year 7 and beyond, this was an opportunity to try out a new language, stretch themselves and see what exciting images they could create with code. Even some teachers joined in and visited a CS lesson.

Every parent that came to join us left with a positive comment. They said they really enjoyed it, they learnt something, it was really interesting, it was great – it was a valuable experience for all who were involved.

The Hour of Code is a yearly event we participate in as a whole school. There’s a real buzz in the classroom and it’s one of the most enjoyable lessons of the year. We look forward to welcoming all our parents back in December 2020. Keep coding!

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