‘Hour of Code’ teaches Holmen students about coding

Movement included more than 2-million students

Technology is constantly becoming a bigger part of our world, and a local Middle School is inspiring their students to learn computer science.

Holmen Middle School students took part in ‘Hour of Code,’ a national event hoping to create the next generation of computer experts. The largest education event in history includes more than 2-million students from across the country, engaging them in a new way.

“From Frozen to Angry Birds and Star Wars and Minecraft where some of these kids, it’s in their wheelhouse, it’s one of those things where the coding has now been put into a game-like atmosphere for them to see the block coding dropped. It’s wonderful,” said Holmen Middle School Business Education Teacher Guy Turner.

The national movement is organized by Code.org and supported by national companies like Apple, Google, and Microsoft.