This event is for school teams that have been infected by the Scratch Bug
Our event summary on the Scratch Day site

Program for the day

9:00
Get to know each other
Introduce guests
Ask a member from each team to introduce their team to the gathering. Talk about their experience with Scratch.
Overview of program for the day
9:15
Quick Scratch warm up
Alphabet Game. Add a couple of extra letters to provided game.
9:45
Scratch broadcast role play
Role play to demonstrate function of the 'Broadcast' command
10:00
Introduce idea of variables, randomness and conditions
adaption of P142 of "Exploring Computer Science" and P164 for conditionals or maybe 'guess my number game' for the lot
11:00
Recess
Before rest of GHS have recess
Inform canteen to open early
Students to stay near canteen area please
11:15
Scratch Competition
Competition scenario will be revealed
Strategies for programming environment team work - ie. can get team members working on assets (graphics and audio) if you have an agreed plan
12:20
Lunch
Before rest of GHS have lunch
Inform canteen to open early
Students to stay near canteen area please
1:00
Scratch Competition

2:00
Presentations from industry/tertiary education

2:40
Strategies for helping others
What makes a good teacher brainstorm - GHS student brainstorm
Talk people through not take over.
Give hints, not answers.
Ask people about the ideas they have already before providing further help.
2:55
Competition results announced

3:00
Thanks and finish (It would be good to finish a bit later but I am concerned about some schools needing to get their students back)
Feedback - Feedback Form
Should we offer this again next year?

Team Registrations

  • Padthaway Primary School
  • Compton Primary School
  • Tension Woods College
  • Mulga Street Primary School
  • Kongorong Primary School
  • Glenburnie Primary School


GHS student facilitators

  • Reece Trevenen
  • Ben Hunt
  • Liam McLean
  • Joe Tukia
  • Matt Wright
  • Brody McMillan
  • Jack Broad
  • Damian Little
  • Jarrod Sanders
  • Travis Broad