Canada Drives appreciates the importance of raising the new generation to understand technology so that they are empowered to use it to their advantage as they grow up. This December, our tech team took part in Computer Science Awareness Week by hosting an Hour of Code at Lord Stratchcona Elementary school in Vancouver, BC.
To provide a bit of history, The Hour of Code was started by Code.org in 2013 with the goal of providing students with an introduction to the basic logic behind web development. The event turned into a global movement that garnered major support from key world influencers and tech companies across the world. Today, Hour of Code has reached millions of students in grades k-12 and boasts over 200,000 hosted events to date.
Canada Drives’ Hour of Code event was organized by our tech team for the school’s grade 4 and 6 students, which made up approximately 40 youth. Older children were buddied up with younger ones to assist them in playing a tutorial-game that mimicked the logic necessary to understand coding and its functionality. The students quickly became engaged in the tutorial with many who were eager to learn more and advance further in the game.
To learn more about Hour of code, visit their website at https://hourofcode.com/ca