Coding education provider, Code Camp, has launched a new coding activity, where young students can build their own computer game, as part of the upcoming Hour of Code, a global movement that aims to introduce computer science to over 100 million children worldwide.
Running from 9-15 December 2019 during Computer Science Education Week, Hour of Code is a global learning event.
Following the success of Code Camp’s involvement last year, which saw over 5000 participants, Code Camp is hoping to get even more schools, teachers, parents and kids involved for 2019.
As part of its coding activity, students aged eight-years and over will be given one-time free access to Code Camp’s online coding platform.
Hayley Markham, co-founder and COO of Code Camp, is enthusiastic about the brand’s continued involvement in Hour of Code, which aims to make coding accessible to everyone from a young age, while also highlighting 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’,” said Ms 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.”
The Code Camp Hour of Code activity will take around one hour to complete.
For more information about taking part or to access Code Camp’s free coding resources, please click here.