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British School Manila participates in the global Hour of Code 2022

12-06-2022 10:56 AM CET | Science & Education

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British School Manila students explore their creativity through computer science

British School Manila students explore their creativity through computer science

We live in a world surrounded by technology and we know that whatever field children choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly depend on understanding not just how to use technology but also how it works.
Over the last week, British School Manila (BSM) students from Year 3 to Year 13 participated in the global Hour of Code event with millions of other students worldwide to help them gain the understanding and confidence necessary to succeed in their future endeavors.
The Hour of Code is a global computer science event that creates a fun and creative environment for students to be introduced to computer programming concepts. The event runs all throughout the year but in December, thousands of schools across the world, including BSM, participate by doing a one-hour introduction to computer science concepts.

Dedicating one hour to working on Computer Science, students explored concepts in block coding and JavaScript to develop simple games, solve puzzles and create funky dance moves. The students collaborated with each other, took risks with their work, and learned something new and fun.

"I think the Hour of Code was a fun experience as we got to code with other people. Also, it was easier than expected," shared one BSM student. The school also offers a range of curricular and extra-curricular STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) activities that encourage students to problem solve, create, explore

A number of BSM alumni have gone on to work in STEM fields including Dani Africa, who recently was awarded by World Women Leadership Congress 2022. Africa is the founder and CEO of BOTched, a Filipino STEM learning company created with the principle of being 'fail-friendly'. She believes that STEM teaching in the Philippines should have an application-based approach to make the process fun and not intimidating. The school hopes that activities and events like the Hour of Code will inspire more students to learn from taking risks and trying something new with technology.

Bea Gabuya
The British School Manila
36th Street, University Park,
Bonifacio Global City, 1634
Taguig City, Metro Manila,
Philippines
Website: https://www.britishschoolmanila.org
+63 (2) 8860 4800

Scott Justice
The British School Manila
36th Street, University Park,
Bonifacio Global City, 1634
Taguig City, Metro Manila,
Philippines
Website: https://www.britishschoolmanila.org

The British School Manila (BSM) is a co-educational, private, not-for-profit British international school. Founded in 1976, the school has grown from 2 classrooms and 32 students in its first year to the present day where BSM welcomes 940+ students aged 3-18, representing 41 nationalities.
The school is a fully accredited member of the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), a founding member of the Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA) and a member of the East Asian Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS). Teaching staff come from a range of backgrounds with experience of the British and other highly regarded curricula. The school offers classes from Nursery to Year 13.
The school's 2021-22 annual report is available at: https://issuu.com/britishschoolmanila/docs/annual_report_2021-2022

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