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Hour of Code @ Pierce

From December 3rd to 9th, 2018 students from over 180 countries around the world took part in at least one activity organized as part of the global movement Hour of Code. Of course, Pierce students could not have missed this experience…

Our students – in both the Gymnasium and the Lyceum – had the opportunity to write their own programs to solve problems and puzzles on the computer. They made use of their imagination, their creativity and their logic. They worked in environments adapted to their age and interests and they experienced the joy and the excitement of being a programmer who sees the computer carrying out their own programs to solve any “problem” they faced!

On December 18, 2018, Lyceum and c Gymnasium students had the opportunity to watch their classmates, members of the Pierce Robotics Club and C Lyceum students Michael-Angelos Gkouvelis, George Sazaklis and Kyriakos Stratakos, who presented their Hydroponics project with which they represented our country and Pierce in Thailand (November 16-18, 2018) and achieved 4th place in the world in the Lyceum Open category at the Educational Robotics Olympiad! This presentation showed the students how programming is implemented in practice, with the aim of improving people’s daily lives and it was a source of inspiration and an incentive for all our students.