Coding Ireland Launch of Coding School Awards
The awards aim to highlight the work of teachers and schools in bringing these important subjects into the classroom and presenting new opportunities for students to learn about, use and program technology.
“We are delighted to launch this national school award program. Irish schools have been making huge strides in bringing coding and STEM into the classroom and these awards will not only recognize their fantastic work but will hopefully inspire our next generation of engineers, scientists and technology leaders. ” Alan Joyce, Director, Coding Ireland
Schools can apply for the awards through the Coding Ireland website www.codingireland.ie and must demonstrate the levels of teacher training and classroom hours dedicated to coding & STEM for the category they are applying for.
Categories of Award
There are four different categories of awards:
Coding School – for schools using basic coding languages such as Scratch and other block-based languages.
Robotics School – for schools programming robots, circuits, sensors and cars.
Programming School – for schools using advanced programming languages such as Python, C ++ and Java.
Successful schools receive a large award flag that can be displayed outside their school to mark their achievement as well as an award certificate from Coding Ireland.
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