We got to St. Gerald’s College in Castlebar at 9am. We went straight to the gym to out up the big CoderDojo posters. After a little while, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister Ciaran Cannon arrived at the school. There were a lot of photographers there along with RTE news.
After the photos were taken, we made our way to the gym. We listened to the students play music. They were very talented. We listened to speeches from Mr. Kenny, Mr. Cannon, Ms. Cullen and Mr. Hyland. The atmosphere in the gym was electric.
We were then given a tour of the technology rooms. The students and teachers gave us demonstrations of how they are using coding in their class. Blathin was interviewed by RTE news and she was excellent!
A little while later we were treated to some yummy food in the staff room. We feasted on sandwiches and buns. Principal Hyland escorted us to our taxi at 12.30 and we set off on the road to Drogheda. We were very tired on the bus home! We had a great day. You can check out our pictures in the blog post below.
- Sarah Donnelly