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Tuesday 11 December 2018

Colaiste Muire students learning to code

Ballymote Bulletin

Students at Coláiste Muire, Ballymote are among the first in the county to take part in a coding initiative.

They're undertaking a short innovative course in Coding as part of their Junior Cycle programme.

It's part of a collaboration between Intel Ireland, Lero (the Irish Software Research Centre) and Junior Cycle for Teachers (JCT), a Department of Education and Skills support service.

The two-year initiative is designed to support schools and teachers in their introduction of the short course in Coding within their Junior Cycle programme.

Coláiste Mhuire and Grange Post-Primary are the only two Second Level schools in Sligo participating in the programme.

As part of the course, Intel will donate ten Genuino 101 development boards to both schools.

The boards are geared towards classrooms and are powered by an Intel microchip.

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