Next up after the lucky participants of Chromatic Junior, it’s now a Lachine classroom’s turn to be introduced to the world of programming.
From Friday, May 27 to Tuesday, June 7, several Ubisoft mentors – Rebecca Cohen Palacios, Marie-Pier Drouin, Aurélie Le Chevalier and Marie Jasmin – will go back to school to teach the fundamentals of coding.
“The Paul Jarry school is one of the most underpriviledged schools on the island of Montreal. Its director, Christine Jost, is an amazing woman who is trying to integrate computer programming into the school curriculum. She contacted us after she heard me being interviewed on Catherine Perrin’s show on Radio-Canada,” says Kids Code Jeunesse’s founder Kate Arthur. “And the project is finally happening this Friday. That’s a huge milestone!”
Since March, the organization has been actively training school teachers on how to use Scratch software. This recreational platform enables kids to understand how daily interfaces work and develop their self-confidence and creativity.
Through its Codex program and its mentors, Ubisoft is supporting the young generation. Twenty four students between the ages of 8 and 9 will take part in the 8-hour initiation.