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Victoria International School of Sharjah celebrates Hour of Code with Microsoft

School conducts coding sessions for senior and middle school students

Victoria International School of Sharjah (VISS) participated in the global movement known as the ‘Hour of Code’ during the school’s own coding week.

The Hour of Code is a worldwide phenomenon which is the largest learning initiative with more than 180 countries involved, giving millions of students the opportunity to learn about computer programming. The aim of this movement is to reach as many schools and students as possible to educate and encourage students on Computer Programming.

As part of the coding week, VISS welcomed Mr. Ahmed Adel, the Director of DX Sales and Operations for Microsoft, to conduct coding sessions for the senior and middle school students. Mr. Adel spoke to the students about his journey into a Computer Science career, and how his educational and professional choices enabled him to rise to his current position.

 

Dean Pyrah, Principal of VISS, said: “The Hour of Code is an important day at VISS as it encourages our students and staff to learn the skills of coding. This also falls in line with our school’s vision of innovation and adapting to new educational technologies.”

 

The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics.