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Minecraft Build Challenge

Minecraft Build Challenge

A Minecraft competition begins on Monday to build a “Sustainable by Design” Minecraft world.  Any pupil wishing to get involved should contact Mr Cahill or Mrs Czarnecki for details.  Entry is open to all year groups.  Pupils can build their entry in the faculty during class time, lunchtime or at home.  The competition begins on Monday 9 May and entries must be submitted via your teacher by Friday 20 May.  You could win some Minecraft swag!  Check out the guide below and good luck!

Build Challenge Guide

Mackie’s Chocolate Bar Challenge

Mackie’s Chocolate Bar Challenge

S3 pupils have just finished the Mackie’s Chocolate Bar Challenge where, in groups, they had to carry out research on Mackie’s of Scotland and their competitors. They came up with an idea for a chocolate bar and pupils had to identify their target market, design the packaging, set a selling price, and prepare marketing material for the product.  They then presented their product idea to the class; each class chose a winner and the winning presentations were sent to Mackie’s to select an overall winner.  This year’s winners were Sophia, Penny, Adele and Madeline whose idea was a Bucks Fizz and Gold Leaf chocolate bar and gift set (non-alcoholic).  Mackie’s sent us presentation boxes of chocolate bars for each of the winning group but said that all entries were all excellent and of a very high standard.

Mrs L Taylor
PT Business Education and Computing Science

Online Revision Support

Online Revision Support

Live weekly webinars are available across a range of subjects here.

The webinars are live or you can watch a recorded session to get help with your subjects.  Use the link above to check out the Easter Support Study revision programme from e-sgoil.  Less than 30 school days left before the exams start.

Coding Prize Winner

Coding Prize Winner

The Business Education and Computing Science Faculty were very excited to find out that Finlay in S3 had won a prize in the DressCode Halloween coding competition.  Finlay is pictured below with his prize.  The only criteria for the Scratch coding competition was that there had to be a haunted house.  Finlay said “My entry was a haunted  house and it included a monster which was bitten by a bat and turned into a vampire – I’m really delighted with my prize and really enjoyed coding my competition entry”.  Well done Finlay, we all hope you enjoy your prize which is a Divoom Pixoo Pixel Art digital photo frame.

 

Christmas Cyber Challenge

Christmas Cyber Challenge

Computing Science have been working on the Christmas Cyber Challenge presented by DressCode and sponsored by @jpmorgan.  Cyber advent calendar for both Primary and Secondary pupils!!  DressCode have lots of Micro:bits to give away.  Complete all the 25 challenges and be entered into the prize draw for a chance of winning one of your own.  Good luck!!  #ChooseComputingScience

Primary – http://primarycyberadvent2021.com
Secondary – http://secondarycyberadvent2021.com

Minecraft Club – a Saturday club for 9-14 year olds

Minecraft Club – a Saturday club for 9-14 year olds

Places are currently available on CodeCraft, a Saturday coding club at North East Scotland College’s Aberdeen City Campus for children aged 9 – 14. Participants will have the opportunity to learn some coding in a variety of fun and collaborative ways.

Click on the link to read more on Nescol’s website:

CodeCraft – a Saturday club for 9-14 year olds

 

S1-S3 get stuck into Computing Challenge

S1-S3 get stuck into Computing Challenge

All S1 to S3, in Computing Science, have been taking on The Bebras Computing Challenge.  “This introduces computational thinking to students.  It is organized in over 50 countries and designed to get students all over the world excited about Computing Science.  Each participant answer questions that focus on computational and logical thinking.”

Good luck to everyone that has taken part, the competition closes on 19 November.   Click on this link to check out the Brebas website.

 

S3 take on Coding Challenge

S3 take on Coding Challenge

Good luck to all S3 Computing Science pupils who have entered the DressCode Halloween Coding Competition.  The only requirement was that the program should have a haunted house otherwise it should be as creative and imaginative as possible.  The closing date was 6 November and most pupils were able to submit an entry and are in with a chance of winning some cool tech gadgets such as Sphero Minis, Makey Makey kits, Raspberry pi 400 and Divoom Pixel Art.

 

 

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