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Students Find Success Coding & Being Active Through Technology – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

South Euless Elementary School students won a national competition that encouraged students to code and stay active.

Students learn to code devices and then stand up and take action to play the games they have developed.

It’s called ‘Go Bananas’. It’s a game where students get up and take action by taking devices and mimicking the flashing lights with their feet, similar to the classic game Simon.

South Euless founded a club called “Girls Who Code” to get girls interested in computer science.

“Men used to do everything. So I like the way they let women and girls get into things,” said Lily Cody, a student.

With the help of the librarian, the girls explained how these devices really work and reprogrammed them to make their own games.

It helps with science, mental health, and physical activity coping.

Akriti Sharestha is a student in this club.

“I practice at home with my dad. He works in IT. He’s very used to programming and so used and teaches me,” she said.

They are always there, trying to find new creative ways to master the machine and keep their classmates busy at school.

“I make sure all of my work is done and at lunch or break I would help my wonderful librarian do these tasks,” said Xenia Wright, student.

Teachers say that the more children play the game, they suddenly develop an interest in wanting to program it and sow the seeds of learning.