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Hour of Code

An annual global event called Hour of Code was observed by a group of students on Wednesday 06 December. This particular local event was organised by the Barclays Digital Eagles team, who recently trained three of our Year 9 students to train others on aspects of keeping safe online (keep an eye on the Chace website for our forthcoming presentation in the summer term of 2018).

The event took place within the grandeur of the Palace of Westminster. Under the auspices of the lead Digital Eagles, our students practiced writing computer code, some for the first time.

Hour of Code is organised by Code.org. Their objective of is to give younger students an opportunity to learn computer science, helping to nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. In their own words: “…by starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path.”

Chace Digital Eagles

In collaboration with Barclays Digital Eagles, three students have been selected to become Chace Digital Eagles.  The shared objective is to empower communities to become digitally savvy whilst staying safe online.

Three Chace students recently went to Barclays HQ in Canary Wharf to complete a digital safety workshop, called “Train the Trainer”.  The workshop provided our students with the knowledge, skills and confidence to share their new digital skills with our teachers, parents and fellow pupils.

Their first major presentation will be held before governors’ at the Annual Governors’ Conference 2017 at the Dugdale in Enfield Town on Monday 16th October.