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Local pupils learn to code, courtesy of Law Society
Local pupils learn to code, courtesy of Law Society Pic: Cian Redmond

22 May 2023 / education Print

Stanhope Street pupils enjoy ‘Everyone Can Code’ at Law Society

Since 2019, the Law Society of Ireland has been opening its doors, and classrooms, to the students of the local Dublin 7 Stanhope Street girls’ primary school to teach them not about a law, but coding.

The ‘Everyone Can Code’ programme is a voluntary outreach initiative of the Law School, which is an Apple Distinguished School.

It aims to teach primary school students important skills such as problem solving, cyber security and the basics of coding following the Apple Everyone Can Code curriculum.

Learning to code helps young minds think in a logical and methodical way.

Future careers

The pupils can bring the skills learned through the Everyone Can Code project with them through the rest of their education and even into their future careers.

The coding programme may spark an interest in a child in app development as a career option.

RTÉ News interviewed the children recently about how they are enjoying the coding course and what they are learning. 

The status of ‘Apple Distinguished School’ is awarded to outstanding schools and programmes worldwide who have incorporated Apple technology into their teaching model to become centres of innovation, leadership and educational excellence.

The Law Society became the first professional educator in Europe to receive the award in 2016 and was recently re-accredited until 2023.

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