Walton High Computer Science and ICT students are proud to have taken 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:
- KS3 Walton High student during their Computer Science lessons.
- KS4 Year 9 Computer science/ICT students during their Computer Science or IT lessons.
This is our fifth year running this in addition to normal timetabled Computer Science lessons here at Walton High and we are proud of this.
- Every student at Walton High has the opportunity to learn Computer Science.
- Students have at least an hour of both taught and self- guided basic, intermediate oradvanced coding activities which will help them develop their problem solving skills and creativity.
- 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 or entertainment, for example. We need our future doctors, lawyers, politicians and 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 was designed to demystify “Code” and show that anyone can learn the basics to be a maker, a creator and an innovator.
Pictures below show students proudly showing off their signed certificates issued out to them by the big names in the industry. Congratulations and well done to everyone involved.