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Apeejay’s IB students crack the code!

Using colours, blocks and tools, primary learners coded to create impactful animations



‘Coding is hard to learn!’

‘To code, one must have a degree’

‘Coding for primary students? Is it possible?’

These are some common questions about the skill. Surely, coding is tech-based but not rocket science. The skill is for everyone. More than that, it is crucial for students to learn it as they prepare to step into the real world. Primary students at Apeejay School International (ASI) – South Delhi, have been learning to code for a year. Through it, they not only created powerful animations, but also aced their critical thinking and logical reasoning abilities.

Aarya Nandwani, primary student says, “I have been learning to code in school. The skill is very important. I like playing games too in the school’s lab. My favourite game is ABCya! that it has problems related to spellings, additions and subtractions.”

Sharing her experience, Myraa Gupta says, “Coding seems easy to me. I am enjoying it very much. It has been about six months and I practice it even at home without any help from my parents.”

To comprehend the fundamentals of Computer Science, kids as young as five are getting hands-on experience in designing and writing computer programmes in the school. The goal is to help them develop problem-solving skills in the future. With the use of scratch programming, the Primary Years Programme (PYP) – 1 ICT class experimented with new coding constructs to produce gorgeous, multi-coloured creatives.

“Coding helps students to develop crucial skills. At ASI, we start early with coding classes to ensure that our students become confident learners in the digital age who are capable of successfully navigating the complex world.”


Student Kiansh Chouhan says, “I think I am doing well at coding. Now, I don’t  feel the need to revise the basics too. I am happy to learn the skill and put in 80 minutes per week to ace my abilities. Going forward, I am keen to learn animation.”

According to Ekta Gupta, the Information and Communications Technology Facilitator in the school, “To develop the creative ability of the students, coding is a necessary skill. At ASI, we also connect coding with different subjects. For instance, our students recently worked on a project called ‘Farm to Table’. Through it, they learnt about more programming and also understood about fresh produce and retail. Further, based on the theme of Holi this year, they designed a background with different colours and added letters to it. With their know-how of coding, they added animation to it and changed colours.”  

“For new learners, coding can range from being easy to medium,” opines student Kaashvi Sacheti. In the future, she aspires to perform programming.

Mrini Devnani is a Principal Correspondent and Marketing Coordinator at Newsroom. She covers student achievements, conducts interviews, and contributes content to the website. Previously, she served as a Correspondent specialising in Edu-tech for the India Today Group. Her skill areas extend to Social Media and Digital Marketing. For any inquiries or correspondence, you can reach out to her at [email protected]