A West Cork school has won an award at the Scratch Competition, which was held in Dublin Castle on April 30, as part of Tech Week 2015. The winners were selected from among 800 entries nationwide and judged to be the best in their respective categories.
Bandon Coderdojo, Bandon won an award for its entry ‘Donut Dodge’, in the Junior Infants to First Class Category. (After School Section). Category Winner.
Scratch is a visual programming language that makes it easy for young people to create their own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art – and share their creations on the web. Using Scratch allows students to develop creative and critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills as they work collaboratively or individually on Scratch projects.
In operation since 2010, the National Scratch Competition has established itself among both teachers and students as a leading platform and showcase for Ireland’s aspiring digital creators.
Organised by the Irish Computer Society, Tech Week 2015 involved over 90,000 primary and post-primary pupils all over Ireland in a huge range of fun activities. It is supported by the SFI Discover programme and tech industry sponsors including Salesforce, Google, Lero and Púca.
Tech Week provides hands-on opportunities to learn about how computing and related technology are shaping every area of life. The aim is to stimulate thinking around future opportunities for study and careers in technology, through learning in the wider areas of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects.