Coolest Projects 2016
This Year we travelled to Coolest projects with plenty of attention on our Junior Infant pupil Tiernan Mangan as he was the youngest entrant! We were all interviewed by Laura Woods Live on Ireland AM for TV3.
We entered 6 projects this year:
Aoibheann and Nora – Twista Sista – a raspberry pi controlled automated version of Twister which was visited by 4 judging rounds AND the CEO of raspberry Pi himself Philip Colligan stopped by and played the game.
Mikey and Padraic – Operation Superman – Mikey and Padraic were big winners on the day with their project operation Superman controlled by the Makey Makey and scratch code. It was a big hit with the general public and we were all thrilled when they were announced as the overall Scratch winners 2016 in their group! Well done boys!
Anna and Eva: Mickeys in Hospital – Similar to Mikey and Padraic Anna and Eva also had a game controlled by the Makey makey and scratch coding. They had three rounds of judging as well which was amazing!
Cian M – Starwars Maths: Cian entered his scratch game which was based on Starwars and Maths.
Tiernan G – Eat you Veggies – Tiernan had a project designed to get kids to eat their veggies he designed a fun game on scratch and controlled the eating of veg with the makey makey.
Tiernan M – Ninja Fighter – Tiernan M made a scratch game which pitted a ninja fighter with lots of different challenges in a fencing style fight all controlled by wearables and fruit/veg//tin foil light sabor. For a 5 year old we were amazed at how well he spoke in his 3 judging rounds and to all the general public who came and played his game including MEP Sean Kelly.
Coolest Projects 2015
On Saturday June 13th some of our pupils who attend our Coder Dojo Club headed to the RDS in Dublin for the Coolest Project Awards. Aoibheann and Padraic entered their farm safety website www.farmsafety4kids.net. Nora entered her fashion blog www.fashion4everybody.weebly.net and Shakira entered her crafting blog. Cian entered in the Gaming section with his Scratch Frozen Tables Game. Everyone had a great day and they showcased their projects extremely well. Nora, Cian and the farm safety duo were all interviews on the Open Net Innovation stage where they had coder dojo style dragons den requests for enough money to have all their parents in the best nursing homes in the future!! Figures into the billions were coming Cloghans Hill way!!!
At the awards ceremony we were delighted to hear that the farm safety team and Cian had won Innovation stage awards. Crimlin NS who we had met on the day were big winners there too being runners up in one of the 2 Scratch Categories. Well done to them we really loved their project!
Well done to you all on the day and to Tiernan, Caimin, Mr Keavney and Mrs Godwin for coming along and helping us all!