A Midleton CBS Primary School project has qualified for the Scratch Computer Programming National Finals 2017. The Scratch Competition National Finals will be held on Wednesday 26 April 2017 at the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick. This is the second year that the school will be represented at the National Scratch Finals. In 2016, then First Class pupils, Caelum Evans and Bradley O’ Brien brought great honour to the school when they won silver medals at the National Finals.
Second Class pupil, Olaf Slapczynski developed the Scratch project submission “Life Simulator” under the guidance of Scratch Programme organiser and member of the teaching staff, Miss Michelle Martin. The judging panel selected 30 projects from over 545 entries from all over the country to proceed to the national finals. Two rounds of judging take place before the final selection is made and this process involves fifty specialist judges. The judges were loud in their praise of the very high standard of entries nationwide for this year’s competition. Midleton CBS Primary School is the only school in County Cork to have been selected for the National Finals which include Primary and Secondary School levels. The school community is very excited about and proud of the achievements of Olaf, Miss Martin and the team involved in delivering computer programming training in the school.
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