North Hastings High School is providing an opportunity for students who are interested in coding.
A Coding Night event takes place from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 23 in the school’s library. There’s no cost and no need to register ahead of time. It’s open to students of any age and skill level.
Teacher Leaf Worsley is behind the event, which will give kids an opportunity to develop the modern skill that recently became a part of Ontario’s math curriculum.
She has access to a rare coding platform called CoCo, which is being developed at the renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Worsley says kids who develop coding skills may become video-game designers or engineers. But, she adds, coding is a great skill to develop no matter what your career aspirations are.
“It’s also going to improve your problem-solving skills,” she said. “It’s going to get you thinking out of the box. It even helps keep you organized. To follow the flow of coding, will create soft skills that you can use anywhere.”
Worsley says she hopes Thursday’s event will be the first in a series of coding events in Bancroft. For more information, email Worsley at [email protected] .