The ability to use and understand electronics is becoming an ever important skill for the youth of today.
South East Cornerstone School Division has taken this into account and students are now coding in school. Joining with The Learning Partnership, Cornerstone was able to have grades 4, 5, and 6 launch their own games with the Coding Quest Arcade event.
Three events were hosted: one in Weyburn, one in Estevan, and locally one in Redvers.
Students from Carlyle Elementary School, Maryfield School, Redvers School, and Wawota Parkland School were all present for the event hosted in Redvers on Tuesday, May 1.
In a joint press release from South East Cornerstone and The Learning Partnership, they explain: “The Arcades held are a culmination of Coding Quest, Canada’s largest classroom-based coding program. Guided by their teachers, students in Grades 4, 5, and 6 create their own computer games right in the classroom through coding, creative thinking and the application of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills. South East Cornerstone Public School Division is the first school district in the province to introduce the program into school curriculums.”