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"Hour of Code" with Accenture

16 Dec 2018

Last week Riverside Girls High School had the privilege of hosting the"Hour of Code" program with year 8 during ICT lessons. As a DET STEM school, we are always looking at programs to immerse and intensify our students learning in this area.  Thankfully, we were provided with the opportunity to go ahead with this fortunate event with the wonderful assistance of staff from Accenture, who volunteered their time to work with our students. Industry visits are essential in schools as they assist with providing our students real-world access to a multitude of experiences.
Accenture is a global management consulting and professional services firm that provides strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations services and is  "A Fortune Global 500 company" so we're incredibly excited to have them come on board.
Our students thoroughly enjoyed their experience with the Accenture staff, and the interactive problem they had to solve through code was well received.
Looking forward to establishing a stronger relationship with Accenture in the years to come.

Here is some information from the "Hour of Code" movement.

What is the Hour of Code?

The Hour of Code has become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts. This grassroots campaign is supported by over 400 partners and 200,000 educators worldwide.

When is the Hour of Code?

The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week. The 2019 Computer Science Education Week will be December 9-15. Computer Science Education Week is held annually in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906).

Why computer science?

Every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path. 

Ms Angela Mihailou