A pupil in Cloghans Hill National School, Tuam represented Ireland at the live streamed Digital Launch of EU Code week yesterday.
Tiernan Managan, a 4th class student was invited to take part in the event to speak about the coding work Cloghans Hill NS are involved in, as part of a cluster of 11 Mayo and Sligo based schools taking part in the Digital Schools of Excellence program.
Tiernan spoke with the presenters live in Brussels via webcam. He told them about the coding, robotics and project work that the schools have been doing.
He also showed them Spike his Lego Mindstorms robot.
Cloghans Hill NS together with Gaelscoil Durlas in Tipperary were the two schools chosen to represent Ireland at the event which gathered educators and industry leaders to kick start what will be two weeks of getting as many people in Europe involved in coding events as possible.
The Principal of Cloghans Hill National School, is Iseult Managan, Tiernan is her student and son. Midwest News spoke to Tiernan and then his mother Iseult today about his presentation yesterday and the school’s reputation for coding excellence.