St. Patrick’s Secondary School, Castleisland has been successful in its application to join the Junior Cycle Coding in Action initiative.
This is part of the Department of Education & Skills new Junior Cycle programme and will see the school make a commitment to offering a short course in coding as part of its Junior Cycle programme.
Formulate Problems Logically
The initiative is supported by Lero – The Irish Software Research Centre along with industry partners such as Apple, Google, Intel and Microsoft.
This short course will aim to develop the student’s ability to formulate problems logically, to design, write and test code through the development of programs, apps, games, animations, or websites; and, through the chosen learning activities, to learn about computer science.
Area of Learning
Computer Science is present in every aspect of society. Fundamental understanding of how computer hardware and software operate and relate to everyday life is an increasingly important area of learning for our students.
Building on Coding Skills
Problem solving and computational thinking skills are developed in the coding programme as students build and create software projects using their own ideas and imagination.
This course looks to build on any coding skills that primary students might have acquired while offering insight into possible future studies in computer science and software engineering.
A Wonderful Opportunity
“This is a wonderful opportunity for the school and for our students and the introduction of coding in the next school year will further enhance our school’s STEM – Science Technology Engineering Mathematics programme,” said Principal Denis O’Donovan.
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