Students at Thomas J. Lahey Elementary School and Washington Drive Primary School joined millions of students from across the globe on Dec. 11 as they participated in the nationally recognized “Hour of Code.”

Some students chose to help navigate a dragon through an obstacle course, while others chose to program a robot to clean debris from the ocean. 
Two students at TJL, Emma Waldren and Molly Walsh, said that they enjoy coding because it allows them to be creative. “It makes you think,” Emma said. 

The Hour of Code, initiated by Washington Drive second grade teacher Melinda O’Donoghue and librarian Rachel Muchtin, is just one of the tools that teachers across the district are using to enhance students’ science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics skills.