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,
Pete gets dressed,
Pete sprints fast,
Pete dozes off,
Pete gets tackled
Pete’s had enough,
Poor Pete smiles,
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/ .
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.
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.
To register your intent to take part in the competition, email your details (and those of your school) to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.”