Earlier this year Ms Dillon’s class spent some time exploring the computer coding/programming software of ‘Scratch’. Scratch is an interactive, engaging software platform that gives you the opportunity to code computer games, animations, quizzes etc. Everyone from Ms Dillon’s 4th & 5th class created games or quizzes based on the concept of ‘Fractions’ and all of these are available to explore on the school website here: https://www.scoilmhuire.ie/index.php/our-scratch-animations/.

All of these projects were also entered into the Scratch National Competition. This is a competition for primary school-age students. Children from around the country enter the competition as part of a school, through a CoderDojo community or entirely on their own. There were approximately 750 entries from around the country and, after two rounds of judging, 35 entries have been selected to compete at The Scratch National Competition Finals. These are taking place in two weeks’ time in the RDS in Dublin and two projects from Scoil Mhuire students have qualified.

Noah’s “Game Show Time” and Ellen & Teresa’s “Fraction Game” are finalists in the 2nd to 4th class category. You can have a look at their games below. They are delighted to have made it through and we wish them every success in two weeks’ time.


Ellen & Teresa