More than 20 students in Grades 4, 5 & 6 from St. Catherine’s Primary School in Proserpine took place in a world record breaking event!
CodeClub Australia aimed to set the record for the highest number of children coding at the same time to help raise awareness about the future of science and tech. They managed to assembled some 10,207 children from across the country to obtain the World Record which coincided with the anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing. The idea to launch Moonhack stemmed from CodeClub Australia’s mission to accelerate the process of giving every child in Australia access to coding and digital education.
Assistant Principal Ms Samantha Hinton from St Catherine’s said ‘we value computational thinking skills and know that these coding skills are important for the future careers of many of our students’. Of the 20 students coding, 12 students successfully completed the coding task however Ms Hinton believes that ‘the opportunity to participate in these kind of events encourages the development of important skills and is certainly one the students enjoy. After the event, I heard one of the Year 6 girls comment that ‘Coding is awesome!’.
To watch That Startup Show’s cool wrap-up of the event click here.