Congratulations to all our participants in the very first virtual Scratch National Final, held on Wednesday 4th November.
The Scratch National Competition is a key initiative in the ICS outreach calendar, and this year 520 projects were entered in the competition, ranging in categories from Junior Infants up to 6th Year, with both in and out of school categories.
The day began with the Judges, who very kindly gave up their time, meeting with the students (virtually) to discuss their projects. After that the hard job of deliberation of awards was made.
In the interim the participants had a keynote talk from Dr. Amin Anjomshoaa, a senior researcher with Lero and Marie Curie Fellow at National University of Ireland Galway on 'Why data has become vital as never before?'. This was a fascinating interactive talk to all as it explained how sensors can obtain data and how this can be used for good, for example data collection of sewage systems can monitor Covid-19 levels in geographical areas of cities.
Feedback from Judges and our Chair of Judges Clare McInerney, Lero, was amazing, they were truly impressed by the projects that made it to the Final. Our Overall winner of 2020 was.....
Real Drone Project from Confey College
Congratulations to all our winners and indeed all our 34 projects who made it through the ranks to make it to the National Finals. The new season for the Scratch National Competition will launch November 30th so visit Scratch National Competition website after this date for more details on how to enter.
A full list of all award and category winners is available here.