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Youngsters ‘mad about’ coding

Three learners from Northpine Primary School have been introduced to coding and are already hooked.

Seventh graders Caleb Swile and Farrel Ashen as well as fifth grader Matteo Pasquallie started coding classes at the beginning of the year.

They attend classes twice a week at Protea Heights Academy in Brackenfell.

The boys were chosen for their skills in mathematics.

“We are all good in maths and one of the teachers thought it would be good if we got into robotics,” Swile says.

Learning coding has been interesting, according to him.

“We have not been in the game for too long and we have already been entered into an international competition,” he explains.

“We have to design an attachment for the robot and programme it to react to commands. Every week there is a team or teams eliminated,” Pasquallie, who lives in Kuils River says.

They use the Lego Minestorms EV3 programme, which they say is easier to work with and has more building blocks.

Ashen, from Brackenfell, says he enjoys learning new coding skills.

“Although I was a bit anxious at first, I enjoy learning new skills and interacting with other students who share my interest in coding,” he explains.

He says coding takes him out of his comfort zone.

Swile foresees a career in robotics and says people should learn about it.

Ashen wants to become a pilot when he grows up but says he will continue doing robotics. “I love coding too much to let it go, I think I will make it my side job.”

Pasquallie says there is no other career for him other than robotics.

Swile says if people give coding a chance, they will enjoy it.

“Coding in South Africa is still new, so people do not know a lot about it. It is really interesting, and people will enjoy it once they start learning about it,” he says.

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