Saint Brigid’s National School, is a primary school situated in the centre of Greystones, Co. Wicklow. Our mission is to provide the highest quality education for all our children in a happy, safe and stimulating Christian environment, focusing on their academic, social, personal, moral and spiritual development to help them be the best they can be.

Peer Tutoring in Scratch

PEER LEARNING is motivating and involves the sharing of knowledge, ideas and experience between participants. Today in Mr. Dodd’s sixth class, a number of the students introduced the rest of the class to CODING WITH SCRATCH.

With Scratch, you can program your own interactive activities, games, and animations.

Scratch helps us learn to think, to problem solve, to be creative and to work together — essential skills for life in the 21st century. And it is fun!

Peer tutors Jack and Oisín demonstrated to the class how to create a pen, that would draw. The students enjoyed this so much that Mr. Dodd sent the code home with students on Class Dojo, so they could try Scratch again at home.

Next week there will be two other peer tutors and they will be teaching Scratch also. Having made an excellent start, Mr. Dodd’s class are looking forward to this.