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Education Minister praises pupils who answered the 'Call to Code'

Ciara Treacy

Published 10/12/2015 | 02:30

Nebojsa Cvetkovic (18), left, from The High School, Rathgar, and Caolan Fleming (14), from St Mary's CBS, Portlaoise, with Education Minister Jan O'Sullivan
Nebojsa Cvetkovic (18), left, from The High School, Rathgar, and Caolan Fleming (14), from St Mary's CBS, Portlaoise, with Education Minister Jan O'Sullivan

Students and teachers nationwide were congratulated for their efforts to integrate technology into the classroom at Google's 'Call to Code' awards yesterday.

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More than 1,500 post-primary school students registered for the competition, which included logic puzzles and programming tasks.

The overall winner of the junior cycle group was Caolan Fleming (14), from St Mary's CBS, Portlaoise, while Nebojsa Cvetkovic (18), from The High School, Rathgar, won in the senior cycle category.

Speaking at the awards, Education Minister Jan O'Sullivan said: "I want to acknowledge the fact that Google have organised this Call to Code but also particularly it is interesting that the number of schools is increasing, that the ratio of male to female is now almost the same, and to see so many teachers in particular have encouraged their students to become involved."

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