Programming a New Trend in Primary School

Ma Chi: In addition to Chinese, math and English, primary school students in East China’s Shandong Province are now required to master a new skill – programming.

Python, a popular programming language, has recently been added to the textbook of information technology for sixth-grade students in Shandong province.

The Python class is mainly opened to cultivate children’s interest in the programming language, said Chen Fei, an associate researcher at Shenzhen University.

"This Python class can show the magical power of computers and arouse children’s enthusiasm," said Chen.

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