Washougal elementary students participate in Hour of Code during week devoted to computer science



Washougal — As part of Hathaway Elementary School’s Computer Science Education Week, students participated in an Hour of Code event, a global movement designed to introduce millions of students to computer science. The week ran from Dec. 4 to 10, and the school’s hope is to prepare students for the future by incorporating coding into the library curriculum, Heather Christofferson, Hathaway librarian, said in a release from the district. “Not only are our students learning the language, but they are very quickly learning new reading and math skills, empowering and building their own self esteem by learning to push through their mistakes and solve problems,” Christofferson said. “More importantly, many who are quick to pick up the skills are helping others to learn without being asked.”