DURHAM – Superintendent James Morse is pleased to share that students throughout the Oyster River Cooperative School District participated in the inaugural Coding and Cocoa event last week.
Coding and Cocoa, held on Wednesday, Dec. 8, was Oyster River’s first districtwide coding event, with all 1,450 students taking part in a variety of Hour of Code activities and enjoying hot chocolate. While elementary school students have taken part in Hour of Code activities for several years, this week marked the first time that middle and high school students also joined.
High school students ran two live feeds for elementary and middle school students during which they demonstrated 3D printing and robotics. Many older students also volunteered to work help desks, supporting students and staff efforts to debug the programs they built.
Several district parents filmed videos for the event in which they showcased how they use code in their professional lives.
Students and staff earned an Hour of Code certificate and hot chocolate as a reward for their efforts.
“It was great to be able to expand Hour of Code to all of our students and staff, as well as to welcome the contributions of parents who utilize code in their daily lives,” Superintendent Morse said. “Coding is a fundamental skill that all students should have the opportunity to learn, and I’m grateful to everyone who helped make this event possible for our school community.”