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Students take part in coding sessions to celebrate global movement

Private schools in Dubai celebrated the Computer Science Education Week by hosting events to inspire students and help them improve problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. Dubai students joined millions of students around the world to take part in the ‘Hour of Code’ hosted from December 7-13 at schools.

At Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), students and teachers from Dubai English Speaking School hosted a series of workshops to introduce programming using ‘Python’. The student coders taught employees at KHDA to work with code and learn new skills.

Mouza Al Suwaidi, Chief of Engagement at KHDA said, “It was wonderful seeing the interest of these students in helping others to learn how to code. We believe in motivating the school community to adopt new ideas and help inspire creative learning in students. The ‘Hour of Code’ initiative helps students, teachers and everyone with an interest in coding to improve their ability in learning basic coding.”

During the week, students are invited to take part in events which help them demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basic of coding. The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in more than 180 countries around the world. It allows anyone, anywhere to organise coding events with one-hour tutorials available in over 40 languages.

Lisa Finch, Director of Instructional Technology at ‎Dubai English Speaking College, said, “The student coders were very excited to host a workshop at KHDA and at our school. At school, such workshops usually focus on students from Year 6 to 8 with a view to provide them with basic programming skills which helps them in their academics. Throughout the academic year, we host such initiatives to provide information about programming skills and coding.”