Six Stratford students reach Bebras Computational Thinking National Finals

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NEWS / 13 May 2019

Congratulations to Joshua, Mia, Ross, Alex, Shane and Finn who all reached the Bebras Computational Thinking National Finals held in Maynooth University on 11th May. The finals kicked off this year's Tech Week.

Approximately 6000 students competed in the Bebras Challenge during EU Code Week in November 2018 and of those, approximately a small percentage of those students were invited to compete in the National Finals.

The Bebras Challenge involves a 45 minute online test of 15 problems to solve. The problems are all grounded in computer science and computational thinking - breaking problems down into smaller parts. Try them yourself

Well done everyone, a very proud achievement for Stratford.

Ms O'Kelly

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Implementing Stratford’s Digital Learning Framework plan: Windows 10 upgrade

Implementing Stratford’s Digital Learning Framework plan: Windows 10 upgrade

Our ambition at Stratford College has always been to foster independent learning.

In order to implement aspects of this standard Stratford upgraded all its computers to Windows 10 from Windows 7 over the summer.

As Windows 10 needs a lot more computer resources to run than Windows 7, upgrading computer hardware was necessary. This involved replacing old PC’s (pre-2014) with 10 new PC’s (with Solid State Drives). The PC’s in the Computer Lab and in the classrooms have had extra RAM installed and their hard drive replaced with a Solid State Drive. The old pre-2014 PC’s have been redeployed for use in Computer Science classes and for browsing the Web.

This is the second part of a two year programme where last year we upgraded our firewall and was one of the pilot schools to introduce Leaving Certificate Computer Science.

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