Computer Coding At St. James Primary

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

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A team from the Columbus School for Girls from Ohio, United States, is back in Barbados again, this time to introduce students of the St. James Primary School to the world of computer coding.

The tour, which started on May 25, will run until Friday, June 2, at the school in Trents, St. James. During the period, the team will be at the school from 9:00 a.m. to noon each day and will guide the students in a project to tell their stories through coding, involving animation, pictures and other tools.

The Barbados/USA partnership was facilitated by the National Council for Science and Technology (NCST), a department under the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation.

With coding having been identified as a medium that facilitates problem-solving and critical thinking skills, a key objective of the tour is to introduce students to the world of computer coding.

Other objectives are to foster teamwork and collaboration among students; enable students to move from an idea to its implementation; and to nurture communication skills and students’ natural curiosity.

This is the second year the Columbus School for Girls is visiting Barbados. Last year, the team conducted a similar programme at St. Alban’s Primary, also in St. James.

joy-ann.gill@barbados.gov.bb

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