Scratch Day 2018

Scratch Day 2018CPS successfully held its first annual Scratch Day event on May 10th. Hosted at CRLS, the event, which coincided with the worldwide Scratch Day, welcomed CPS students and families of all ages to participate in coding activities. Scratch, developed by MIT, is a free, block-based computer science programming language that aims to teach computer science to people of all ages.

About 100 students and family members got hands-on experience with making animations, games, stories, and more! Activities were run by 23 CRLS computer science students, who volunteered at the event. Partners from HGSE, ScratchEd Foundation, Lesley University, as well as CPS parents, also volunteered.

Stomachs were filled with the culinary wonders of RSTA students, who baked cookies and arranged fresh fruit and veggie platters.(Make some shout out to RSTA culinary for making food).

The evening ended with a group-wide share out of projects, which ranged from a soccer game, to an animation with a flying wizard, to remixes of classic Pong games.

Said one young CPS student, “I love Scratch and I really hope we get to do this again next year!”

A parent stated, “My daughter wasn’t thinking she would participate. We got here and she changed her mind. Now she is saying: it was great, so fun, I never want to leave.”

If you’d like to be involved with next year’s Scratch Day planning, please contact Jen Lavalle or Nicole Hart.
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