Repton School Abu Dhabi Participates in Hour of Code Global Campaign


Repton School Abu Dhabi Participates in Hour of Code Global Campaign

Special to TAG Educa News Agency

ABU DHABI – Repton School Abu Dhabi participated in the global Hour of Code campaign as part of Computer Science Education Week. The annual Hour of Code campaign is organized by, a nonprofit group that is dedicated to computer science and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities and is supported by over 400 partners and 200,000 educators worldwide.

A 1 hour session on coding was conducted across both campuses of Repton Abu Dhabi for all pupils with top coding pupils and a Pupil Digital Team being given additional challenging coding sessions. The Pupil Digital Team supported their peers across the school with their coding sessions. The coding projects that the pupils worked on came from the Hour of Code campaign website with block coding for the sessions with projects aimed at guiding pupils to work on their own versions of popular games like Starwars, Minecraft, Flappy Bird etc. 

The participation of the school in this year’s edition of the Hour of Code campaign reinforces the consistent focus on coding as an integral part of the school curriculum over the last few years with classes being conducted even for pupils in FS1. Repton Abu Dhabi has been conducting a 40 minute coding session every week which focuses on “Positive Digital Footprints” which links in with the idea that they are connecting with pupils from all around the world for the coding challenge.  

Pupils also have a 40 minute Information Science lesson in the Library which helps them to use the internet safely while creating an understanding of how to find accurate and specific information for them to use when they are in other lessons. In both lessons pupils are  supported in considering how they influence and create in the wider world in a safe, positive and constructive way. 

According to Robert Relton, Principal, Repton School Abu Dhabi, "Our participation in the Hour of Code Global campaign is a great opportunity to inspire our pupils and help nurture problem-solving skills, innovation and creativity while giving them the foundation for a career options in computer science. These activities are part of our efforts to create unique learning opportunities for our pupils while creating a dynamic environment driven by a commitment to excellence.”

Repton School Abu Dhabi, part of Evolvence Knowledge Investments (EKI) started operations in 2013 to create a world class educational institution in the UAE capital. Repton School Abu Dhabi is the partner school of the reputed Repton School in the United Kingdom. As a leading international school, Repton Abu Dhabi with its British curriculum fosters an environment of inclusive learning. It has been named an Apple Distinguished School due to its focus on becoming a centre of excellence for digitally fluent teaching and learning. Its state-of-the-art campus facility - split across two sites on Reem Island with a new and improved campus will see Repton School Abu Dhabi occupy over 25,000 sqm with various state-of-the-art facilities. The school is guided by the quest for offering ‘the best for every child’ and developing a learning environment where pupils thrive academically, physically and socially.