Three pupils from a small primary school on the Mayo / Galway border have made it through to the finals of the national scratch competition, which is aimed at Ireland's next generation of digital creators.


Cian Mangan from 5th class, Ewan Fitzgerald from 4th class and Nathan Fitzgerald from 3rd class in Cloghans Hill national school on the borders of Galway and Mayo are among 30 primary and secondary school students from across the country who were chosen for the national finals, which take place in the University of Limerick on 15th May, as part of Tech Week Ireland 2019.

The national scratch competition is open to primary and second-level students, and those involved in after-school coding clubs.

Cloghans Hill National School already has a proud history when it comes to national coding finals, while the school has also been selected to showcase their work with coding and scratch at the European Scratch conference in Cambridge in August.

Past pupil Aoibheann Mangan -who was chosen as joint European Digital Girl of the Year for 2018 - and other students from 2nd, 3rd and 4th class in the small rural primary school will take part in the showcase event in the UK.


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