We would like to wish past pupils Hannah Cronin & Rachel Kingston the very best of luck as they represent Ireland in the 16th European Bowling championships in Germany 26th -29th May.
The children in First and Second class enjoyed coding with Scratch this week.
Scratch is an excellent, engaging and fun environment for learning some fairly advanced mathematical concepts and the basics of computer science too. Scratch is deceptively simple with its palette of brightly coloured blocks. The thing about Scratch programming though is that you can do amazing things when you combine the blocks in interesting ways. As children progress they are able to use Scratch in more and more advanced ways. Scratch has a low floor, but a high ceiling.
Scratch programming allows children to use computers to express their creative ideas and solve practical problems and empowers children to be digital makers not just digital users. Scratch is free to download here https://scratch.mit.edu/download
The children in sixth class have been busy building and operating their Vex IQ robots. We hope you enjoy the video we made.
The children in the Senior Room were given the challenge of constructing a model vehicle capable of being propelled. It was fascinating to see the wide variety of shapes, sizes and fabrication techniques that the children used to create their models. The children demonstrated their models and discussed their fabrication techniques with the younger children.