Walton high ICT department is proud to be taking part in “Computer Science week” along with other schools and top tech international and national firms around the world to present
An Hour of Code for every:
· Year 8 Walton High student during their B&E lessons.
· KS4 BTEC ICT student during their ICT lessons.
· AS and A2 ICT students during their ICT lessons
Students will have an hour of both taught and self-guided basic programming/coding activities to help them develop their problem solving skills and help nurture creativity.
· Every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science.
· By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any future career path.
· 67% of “software” jobs are outside the tech industry – in banking, retail, government, entertainment, etc. We need our future doctors, lawyers, politicians, astronauts learning the basics.
· Computer scientists work in so many different areas: writing apps for phones, curing diseases, creating animated movies, working on social media, building robots that explore other planets and so much more.
· Think about things in your everyday life that use computer science: a cell phone, a microwave, a computer, a traffic light… all of these things needed a computer scientist to help build them. “
· Learning to write programs stretches your mind, and helps you think better, creates a way of thinking about things that is helpful in all domains.
· An hour of code is an introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “Code” and show that anyone can learn the basics to be a maker, a creator, an innovator.