This year was our 8th Hour of Code event and for the last 3 years we have enjoyed an Inter-house Robotics Competition. All over the world students participate in an ‘Hour of Code’. The Hour of Code is a Global Movement reaching tens of millions of students in over 180 countries!
Computer Science Education Week is held annually in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906). Many of our girls have heard Grace’s story and know how she came up with the term ‘debugging’ a piece of code! Grace Hopper was a very inspirational pioneer.
Each house sat around a competition area where the challenge took place. The house had a table with all their equipment for the event in their colour.
Prep girls programmed a Bee Bot to follow a pathway of hands. Yr 1’s programmed the Bee Bot to travel from start to finish covering all the shapes on the mat. Year 2’s located a grid reference written on cards, which they turned over, then programmed the Blue Bot to get to as many grid references in the allocated time.
Yr 5’s Programmed EV3 to follow a road and reverse at the end. The challenges from Prep to Year 5 were carried out in a set time with a large online Robot Stopwatch doing the count down, this was very popular with the girls!
Finally, the Yr 6 girls raced drones through a set course!
The competition was very close with just 1 point between many teamn! The winners for 2021 was Nightingale House…….congratualtions to all girls for a very exciting and enjoyable competition.