Saturday, 25 July 2015

Jumping for Joy- at Primary Scratch Jam Dorset

Yes we had one yr5 boy literally jumping for joy at our recent scratch coding competition. It was literally a yr5/6 computer geeks paradise when boys and girls came to compete in our coding competition. 

The stakes were high as students scored lego bricks in a bid to win Amazon vouchers and other prizes. There were also trophies to award pupils for creativity and teamwork too. 

The secondary teachers present were amazed by the skills of our primary pupils and felt that they could have competed against GCSE level students. 

One of the highlights for me was; during break time, when a boy from my school demonstrated a Python game he has made at home to a pupil from a rival school. 

It was a fantastic day and it was great to meet up with local teachers and pupils; and has inspired me to start digital leaders at our school. 

Watch out for a larger Scratchjam next year hopefully based at Bournemouth Uni; to build upon our links with the animation school there. 

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