Inspirational children learn coding via walking along with other children from across the world

Pupils from Barton Hill Academy have been walking on coloured squares to learn the basics of computer coding – along with pupils from Italy and other nations also part of the Proud of be Me two year project run by Erasmus.

The award-winning school are one of only 29 schools in the UK to have been awarded a prestigious eTwinning school status for their inspirational work in bringing learning alive through international partnerships.

The coding project was part of the partnership work.

Headteacher Jane Young said: “Coding for many is exceptionally difficult and this coding exercise has gone down extremely well. The children have had great fun while learning the basics.”

BHA received their eTwinning accolade after showing years of excellent work with other EU countries, all designed to improve education for pupils.

It is the latest bit of good news for the 630-pupil school after a wonderful year in which they also became one of the most high achieving schools nationally on value added progress.