Hour of Code, the global movement introducing computer science to over 100 million children worldwide, is running from 9–15 December 2019 during Computer Science Education Week.
As a contribution, Australian coding education provider, Code Camp has launched their official activity – a brand new lesson plan where students aged eight and over can build their very own computer game … for free.
Following the success of Code Camp’s involvement last year, which saw over 5000 people take part, Code Camp wants to get more schools, teachers, parents and kids involved for 2019.
Allowing one-time free access to their online coding platform, Code Camp aims to encourage more young people to start their coding journey.
Hayley Markham, co-founder and COO of Code Camp, is enthusiastic about their continued involvement in Hour of Code which aims to make coding accessible to everyone from a young age and highlights to parents the benefits of children learning to code.
“Coding is the universal language of the future and is an important skill kids are going to need to know, but many parents are confused or unaware of the benefits, especially as we’re battling with the debate that ‘all-screen-time-is-bad’,” says Markham.
“We made the decision to provide Code Camp’s Hour of Code activity free because we don’t want this to be a barrier for children to experience coding and the satisfaction of building their very own game! Learning to code is empowering, and this quick activity will get your kids designing, coding and playing their very own game.” finished Markham.
Code Camp Hour of Code activity will take around one hour to complete, is fun and easy, and by the end of it, the child will have built their very own game. In this game, the hero is a wizard or witch is faced with waves of endless baddies and evil spells who has to learn the magic of flight and energy balls to score points and survive as long as possible.
Hour of Code is the largest global learning event in history and Code Camp’s free coding activity is a fun and easy way for every child to learn the language of the future and unlock their coding potential.
For more information or to get your hands on Code Camp’s free coding materials, head to codecamp.com.au/hour-of-code and enter your details for the resources to be sent to you.
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