Recently, Computer Science teacher, Mr. Smedley, went to St. Stephen’s Primary school to deliver a lesson on Scratch programming with the young pupils of the school.
After a few sessions, all the pupils managed to create a maze game using the Scratch animation program on the computers.
Both Mr. Smedley and the children evaluated their work at the end of the session, when the children had completed their final animations. The teachers were very happy with the pupils’ participation and with the attitude towards this topic which, for the vast majority, was a new topic.
One pupil when questioned about the lesson said, “I really enjoyed making the maze game and learning about Scratch and how to use it.” Another pupil stated, “My favourite part was getting the cat to say “winner, winner, chicken dinner,” when he got through the maze the quickest.”
The staff of St. Stephen’s were also very satisfied and impressed by the lessons that were delivered. “Thank you so much for this afternoon. The children had a fab time and were really buzzing about it as we got back to school.”
“Thank you also for the resources and the photos. I’m looking forward to seeing what they can produce.”
“It’s our class assembly tomorrow and the children are going to be talking about this afternoon and a couple of them are going to re-create their maze and show it to the rest of the juniors.”