Over the last term and again in this one our students have had the opportunity to work coding or programming Ozo-bots to follow a course and travel in set directions. Not only has it been challenging but also great fun.
Recently we had Mandy – from A.C.U – in our class to assist the children program their Bee – Bots. They were to travel in a set course with a pin attached to the front of their black and yellow robots in order to burst a balloon which they had taped to a piece of paper.
And yes we had a few balloons pop-off!
It was a real collaborative effort and one which was enjoyed and valued by all.
We also placed the bee – bots on courses where the bot could make random choices so the students had to calculate the chances of it going in a particular direction – It was both challenging and most interesting.
This week ,as you would all know was Book Week – and today was our big celebration of costume, song, creativity, drama and action. A big thanks to Mrs. Bergin who put the day together – it was a lot of fun. Here are some pics from our day.
Today – Tuesday -23rd August – Gerard – shared his STORYwith us his experiences living with a disability. He was born with Spina -Bifida and has learned not only to overcome this and shine throughout his entire 21 years. HE HAS LEARNT TO SAY “YES I CAN!!!!”
He hopes to participate in the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo. His story was inspirational.
Elva – I thought that it was interesting that you can do lots and lots of things.
Sam – I thought it was really good that he could share his knowledge and experiences.