Coding skills put to the test

Coding skills put to the test

Fifty girls from schools in Norfolk learned a new computer programming language in just four hours.

At an event organised by the Programming Challenge 4 Girls, hosted at City Academy Norwich, the girls had to code a 3D animation using the Alice programming language.

The day was organised as part of the international PC4G initiative, which is designed to introduce girls to programming.

Students from Attleborough Academy Norfolk, City Academy Norwich, Fakenham Academy Norfolk, and Wayland Academy Norfolk worked in pairs or threes to put their coding skills to the test.

Alexis Bale, 13, from City Academy, said: “Things like this give girls more chance to try it and then they can see that it is interesting.”

Jerome Thompson, leader of learning at City Academy, said: “The girls have done four solid hours of coding today, in a new programming language, which is tough. But they worked well together and have really enjoyed it.”

Main pic: Norfolk school pupils show that girls can code at the Programming Challenge 4 Girls event

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