Lucas is not your typical 11 year old. Like many boys his age, he loves his computer games – but he is also passionate in programming.
His mom quoted, “He loves playing coding games (particularly Clash of Code)”.
“Coding is sometimes fun and sometimes difficult. If you can solve the question, you feel good.” says Lucas.
Lucas’s journey began at an early age with a robotics school in the East.
“I love Lego and my parents enrolled me into a robotics school while walking in a shopping mall one day!”
Unfortunately, as much as Lucas loved Lego/robotics, his journey was cut short as the learning environment did not suit him.
Months later, Lucas’s mum came across The Lab Singapore and enrolled him. Since then, his skills and enthusiasm have gone from strength to strength.
Lucas has been a student of The Lab since 2019. His humble beginnings of programming begun with The Lab Junior Program for ages 7-9 years old. Lucas did not start out as a star. He was a normal student like anyone else. He was not the fastest or smartest in class. Yet, it was The Lab’s learning style that allowed him to thrive in the class.
The Lab strongly believes in learning without boundaries. What that means is that we give students the required amount of time for them to learn and understand, especially when programming can be quite complex. Each student are given their individual tasks and leaning journey. Through this way of learning. Lucas blossomed.
To date, he has completed The Lab Coder Program and is now in The Lab X Competitive Programming Course.
Last August, Lucas competed in one of the largest coding competitions in Singapore, the Coding Olympics Singapore 2022, held by the Singapore Science Centre.
More than 100 primary schools in Singapore with thousands of students participated in this single event and Lucas emerged as one of the winners under Category B.
Days before the competition, he said nonchalantly “The practice questions are so easy!”.
The Lab is highly fortunate to have aspiring programmers like Lucas who enjoy coding and appreciate The Labs unique teaching style.
We hope that Lucas’s story will inspire more young coders to take up programming and one day be as passionate as Lucas!
What does Lucas wants to say to you, aspiring coders?
“You must have interest to do coding because it takes a lot of patience. MOST IMPORTANTLY, never give up! “
What does Lucas’s mom has to say about us?