Nine-year-old Jasmine Thoroughgood is an ambitious Australian schoolgirl for her age.
“I really love coding,” she says confidently, referring to the computer language used to create applications and video games. “I’m just starting to think about what I’m going to do when I grow up and I think I might be a coder.”
But as Jasmine recently discovered, learning to code just wasn’t an option on offer at St Therese Catholic Primary School, which she’s currently attending in Mascot, in Sydney’s south.
Well that was the case until Jasmine, from south Sydney’s Wolli Creek, raised the issue.