Programming club is for all ages. Every student is welcome to join. We will help students to build:
Videos or screen plays
The main objective is to build on the student's problem solving abilities, which can improve skills in many of the main subject areas such as mathematics and science.
Every year, if the student wishes they can enter the Scratch National Programming Competition. For the last two years running, a student from St. Conleth's CC has won the senior overall title.
Scratch is a completely open source (free) platform that allows students to program using visual blocks that drag and drop. This makes the difficult aspects of learning to code far less important and the student's ideas more central. It is a very enjoyable way to learn how to create amazing projects and learn programming and game design fundamentals at the same time.
The class is one hour per week, but as Scratch is completely free, students can continue to do work at home to further develop their skills. Also every computer in the school has Scratch installed if the student has free time in IT class, they may also practice their Scratch skills and this is promoted and fostered by all IT teachers.