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d3vy Silver badge

Re: @YAAC Not a problem

Its Barclays.

And actually if you tried what they are suggesting rather than bashing it because *you* dont understand it then you would know that what its teaching kids is how programs are structured - what a loop is, what logic statements are, how events work - without requiring the kids (6-7 year olds) to remember the syntax.

Whats easier for a 7 year old - the orange block with a loop arrow in it and a box to type a number or drop a variable block - or :

for (int i = 0; i < 10; i++){}

The idea isnt to teach kids to program - its to get them interested, to give them the knowledge that underlies programming that they can then take forward. Same as maths or any other subject, they are taught the basics, the building blocks.. a foundation for further learning.

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