Every child in our school got to experience coding (computer programming). HP (Hewlett-Packard) generously sent in some very welcome volunteers to help us get through all of the classes. Please see photo slideshow below this post.
We are very grateful to Elaine O'Hara, Geraldine Dowling, Susan Mooney (Parent), Diarmuid Free (Parent), Derek Cross and Tony Doorey (Parent) - all from HP. They gave the children a flavour of the work they do in HP and were excellent tutors.
If you heard about the Hour of Code last year, you might know it made history. In the first Hour of Code, 15 million students tried computer science. Last year, that number increased to 60 million students! The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics.
HP also generously donated a printer, cartridges and photo paper to the school.
The children loved the coding activities and can continue with them at home at this website - www.code.org/learn