University of Limerick to host finals of national Scratch Coding competition

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University of Limerick to host finals of national Scratch Coding competition

TALENTED students from Limerick will take part in the national finals of the prestigious Scratch Coding competition at UL later this week. 

Limerick will be represented by pupils from St. John’s Girls and Infant Boys School  whose projects include Animal rescue, Winnie the witch’s birthday party and Under the sea.

Scratch is a visual programming language that makes it easy for young people to create their own interactive stories, animations, games, music and art  which can be shared on the web.

“The Scratch competition seeks to boost an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics through enjoyable projects, aimed at encouraging critical thinking, creativity and innovation.

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"It equips young students with the necessary tools to help them build their very own games, apps and interactive stories,” said Jim Friars, CEO of the Irish Computer Society.

The finals take place on Wednesday.