St. Aloysius’ College, Carrigtwohill, showcase novel digital tech solutions at the School Digital Champion final

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Students from secondary schools across Ireland gathered at The Foundry @ Google last Thursday for the School Digital Champion Project Showcase, the final event in the 2018-19 edition of the government’s School Digital Champion Programme.

In all, 57 projects from 39 schools representing 18 counties across Ireland were displayed, focusing on how digital technology could be used to make a difference to students’ schools, homes, local community, and local businesses in the areas of waste management, climate action, energy efficiency, and digital inclusion.

Cork was represented by Scoil Mhuire gan Smál of Blarney and St. Aloysius College of Carrigtwohill, who presented five projects between them. Scoil Mhuire gan Smál submitted an impressive four projects, using apps, websites and social media to promote sports, mental wellbeing, work experience, and recycling in the school. St. Aloysius, meanwhile, created an app that shows children how to dispose of waste correctly in a fun and interactive game.

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