Roanoke County kids learning programming

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ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7) School may be out for the summer, but some Roanoke County kids are still in school learning about coding.

It's part of a week-long summer camp at Fort Lewis Elementary School. It's in an effort to get them interested in coding young so they'll consider programming classes in high school and college. This is in conjunction with an organization called 'Level Up Village.' These students are actually working with partners in Kenya. They exchange video messages back and forth to work together.

Tina Coffey, Roanoke County Schools, said, “Also our other goal is to broaden their horizons and let them make friends in other countries. That helps with a global understanding.”

At the end of the week, they will work with their partner in Kenya to create a game.