Stratford students invited to compete in the Bebras Computational Thinking National Finals

Bebras Challenge Ireland
NEWS / 18 January 2019

Six Stratford College students have been invited to participate in the National Final of the International Bebras Challenge on Computational Thinking in early May, hosted by the Department of Computer Science in Maynooth University. The Bebras Challenge involves students doing 15 online problem solving exercises in 45 minutes. 

Congratulations goes to Shane Healy, Mia Quirke, Finn Nankivell, Joshua Wynne, Alex Cooke and Ross Gaynor on reaching the National Bebras Finals!

In November last, during EU Codeweek, all 2nd and 3rd Year Computer Studies studies undertook the first round of the online Bebras Challenge. Primary and Secondary students from all over Ireland took part at the same time. From there, the Irish Computer Society who introduced the Bebras Challenge to Ireland in 2016, invited the students with the best results to compete in the National Finals 2019.

Try some problem solving challenges yourself!

Ms O'Kelly

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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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