The National Scratch Coding Competition was held at the University of Limerick, bringing together the top scoring teams from all over the country. School students aged six and up across five age categories were invited to demonstrate their Scratch projects to the judges.  In this video we look back at the amazing day that we had, hear from our judges and the children taking part about their projects and how much the Scratch Programme means to them.

Scratch is a visual programming language that makes it easy for young people to create their own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art – and share their creations on the web. Using Scratch allows students to develop creative and critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills as they work collaboratively or individually on Scratch projects.

Visit for more information about scratch and the scratch competition. For more information on Lero's Education and Public Engagement initiatives visit here.