Recently, a campaign called the Hour of Code has been set and many schools are taking part.
Many people have different opinions on it, however at St. Ambrose Barlow RC High school we thoroughly enjoyed it.
Here is an interview with the headmaster: Mr Davis
We asked Mr Davis some questions:
Why did you choose to allow the Hour of Code in your school?
I chose it because it is a good thing for children to learn about.
What is your opinion on the Hour of Code?
I believe that it is a vital thing for pupils to learn about and that it is a great skill.
Do you believe that coding is a good skill and if so do you think that everyone should know about it?
Yes because it is very important and even though some people may just see the hour of code as a bit of fun for an hour, for others it could create a whole new branch for opportunities.
As Mr Davis stated, coding is important and everyone should know about whether they will need to know about it for their career or not.
Being a game maker, an IT teacher and even a musician, you’ll need some knowledge of code, and there are many ways to learn it, online, on a course, and even in school at the hour of code.
In conclusion, as the headteacher said, the ability to code is a important thing for everyone to learn, no matter how or where; because as the planet’s tech evolves so must our knowledge of how it works.
By Harry, Jack and Ben- Coordinators of the school news team.