BRMS wins $10,000, participates in largest computer education event in history
Dec 12, 2014 08:27AM ● Published by Community News Service
Bordentown Regional Middle School has been awarded $10,000 to use for the purchase of computer hardware and accessories. The award was presented by Code.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing student participation in computer science.
BRMS was chosen as the only school in New Jersey to win the award thanks to the efforts of computer education teacher Amy Wright, who organized school-wide computer education and code writing activities to celebrate the Hour of Code program.
All 575 students at BRMS were expected to participate in this year’s Hour of Code, which was set to kick off with an assembly Dec. 8 and continue until Dec. 14.
Last year, 47 million students participated in the global Hour of Code event, which is designed to make computer science appealing to grade level students. This year, Code.org hopes to engage 100 million students in the largest education event in history.
The program is supported by Google, Microsoft, Apple, President Obama, Bill Gates and other celebrities. The Hour of Code is a campaign to prove that regardless of age, race or gender, anyone can learn how to not just consume, but build the technologies of the future.
Watch the video below to learn more about the Code.org Hour of Code event.