Robotic Caterpillars Help Teach Students Coding

December 9, 2018

Bermuda High School students recently participated in the ‘Hour of Code’ initiative, with students introduced to ‘code-a-pillars’, which are robotic caterpillars made up of several interchangeable segments/blocks of code.

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A spokesperson said, “Students across the school have been participating all week in the Hour of Code. Even the littlest students were coding.

“This week, one of the School’s Digital Leaders, Ashlyn Lee IB1, introduced Code-a-pillars to the EYP class. Code-a-pillars are robotic caterpillars that are made up of several interchangeable segments [blocks of code].

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“Each segment determines whether the Code-a-pillar moves straight, turns right, turns left, or plays a sound. The girls were given challenges asking them to get the Code-a-pillar from point A to point B.

“It was very exciting to see them using their critical thinking and problem solving skills to create the necessary code. Older students have been taking part in a coding challenge to see who would log the most hours of coding throughout the week.”

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  1. PANGAEA says:

    Can some body tell me why we do not have a business school here or at least business courses here to teach young people, parents or any one for that matter.
    a house hold is a business.
    FLEX hours 9 am to 9 pm.
    I know how to do all that and more and who the lecturers shoud be.

    How to manage TIME
    How to manage money and computors
    How to dress for the JOB
    How to balance a bank statement
    How to write business letters
    How to prepare window dressing and advertizing
    How to prepare inventory
    How to interview employees
    How to plan a company budget
    How to merchandise services and products
    How to manage a repair shop
    How to market and display products
    How to manage comunications
    How to plan vacations .
    How to deal with health and safety
    How to become a limited liability
    How to deal with taxation.
    How to manage a building; parking; ligthting; and securuty.

    I want the old Police station on Parliament St with selected parking in the heart of HAMILTON CITY

    Are we open for business or not ?.

  2. Adrian says:

    The old Police Station is being renovated, it is not ready to be used. I agree that the Hour of Code, and other programming or business courses should be applied to all schools, not just BHS.