We are thrilled to be able to offer Scratch computer coding lessons in school for pupils in 2nd, 3rd and 4th this year. The project is the brainchild of parent, Joan McCann, who has used her expertise and skills to devise a programme for each class tailored to the children’s age and skill level.
SCRATCH is a child-friendly computer coding language that allows children to create their own cartoons and games. Experimenting is hugely encouraged with SCRATCH, as it allows children to use skills such as problem solving, maths, science and art, in a fun environment. SCRATCH is a safe and educational tool, recognised by the Department of Education and Skills. SCRATCH isn’t confined to the classroom, it is readily available for children to use at home, and from a parent’s perspective, is a welcome alternative to computer Games and TV. If you would like your child to use SCRATCH at home, click on this link to open or download the instructions.