Coding Cats celebrated their programme’s first batch of graduates on June 29, where 100 students gathered to look back at their journeys and showcase their accomplishments at Raintree.
With ages ranging from 15 to 18 years, the students went through an exciting five-week digital curriculum based on block-based coding language Scratch. As part of their programme’s philosophy, the students do not learn to code, but instead code to learn, developing curiosity and creativity while producing original animations, stories and games.
“We hope that through Coding Cats, you will discover something you can excel at, something that you have unlimited potential in. Through the process of learning how to code, you will realise how much there is out there that you don’t know yet, and you’ll become hungry to learn more, to keep learning, and you’ll develop the skills to learn on your own,” expressed Mr John Tan, CEO of Saturday Kids, Singapore’s first and most popular coding school.
Partnering with Saturday Kids, Raintree brought coding lessons to these passionate youth free-of-charge. With the aim of reaching out to students of diverse backgrounds, the programme saw the participation of several students with little to no prior computer experience.
Student Ho Chanpoleusophea showing his graduation certificate
Ho Chanpoleusophea, a student from the programme, explains that he signed up for the programme through his school. Through the course of five weeks, he gained skills in public speaking, problem solving, and aims to pursue a future in technology. He was invited to showcase his work during the graduation ceremony, and gave a vivacious presentation of his project – ‘Racing Game’.
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