School Talks

Our Talks

Members of the department are actively engaged in presenting school talks and are happy to present in the medium of Welsh and English.

Scratch Animation Schools Competition

Scratch Animation Schools Competition- Primary Schools in Wales.

Supported by Kano – A Computer Anyone Can Make.

Make a 90 second animation of a poem by Eurig Salisbury or of a Welsh Myth of your choice, Eurig reads his poem.

Eurig Salisbury was the Welsh Children’s Laureate 2011-13. 

Poor Little Pete

Pete wakes up,
Mam in a state,
Poor little Pete
Woke up late!

Pete gets dressed,
Ties his shoestrings,
Poor little Pete,
One button’s missing!

Pete sprints fast,
Catches the bus,
Poor little Pete,
He tripped, what a fuss!

Pete dozes off,
He fails his test,
Poor little Pete,
Miss is unimpressed!

Pete gets tackled
Beneath a ruck,
Poor little Pete,
Totally stuck!

Pete’s had enough,
Time to go home,
Poor little Pete,
Soaked to the bone!

Poor Pete smiles,
Cake and jam,
Poor little Pete!
Cwtsh from Mam.

Eurig Salisbury

Alternatively, you can choose to animate one of the many Welsh myths. Here is an example of an animation using a story from the Mabinogion https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/117122358/ .

CATEGORIES:

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories,

Students in Year 3 or 4

Students in Year 5 or 6

A single entry can be submitted by a single student or by a team consisting of any number of students, but each entry can only qualify for a single prize.

PRIZES:

Each winning entry (first, second or third prize in a category plus the Grand Prize) will win a free ‘Coding Day’ for their primary school. For the ‘Coding Day’ Aberystwyth University Computer Science Department will come to the primary school and deliver a day of coding workshops.

Each first prize in a category will win a Kano Computer Kit.

Each second and third prize in a category will win a Raspberry Pi computer.

There will also be a Grand Prize for the best submission overall, which will win a Kano Computer Kit, Kano Screen Kit (plus a selection of Raspberry Pi goodies).

All prizes for winning submissions will be delivered to the primary school listed in the submission.

SUBMISSION:

To register your intent to take part in the competition, email your details (and those of your school) to man27@aber.ac.uk. You will be sent a link to a Dropbox folder to which you can add your submission.

Please ensure that you state the category of your submission and that you include your contact details and those of your primary school.

The closing date for submissions will be 30th September, 2017.”

computer science school's competition flyer