Coding School Awards

The Coding School Awards are designed to recognise the efforts and achievements of Irish schools in teaching coding & STEM to their students.

They aim to highlight the work of teachers and schools in bringing these important subjects into the classroom and presenting new opportunities for students to learn about, use and program technology.

School Awards & Flags

Frequently Asked Questions.

Get all the details on what the awards are, what are the qualifying criteria and how to apply for your school.

A teacher from the school can register with Coding Ireland and submit an application on behalf of their school. In the application the teacher can provide details of the school’s work in the different categories.

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To qualify for an award, schools must demonstrate the levels of teacher training and classroom hours dedicated to coding & STEM for the category(s) they are applying for.

Category Award Qualifying Criteria
Teachers Trained in Coding Class Coding Hours per year
Coding School

For schools using basic coding languages such as Scratch and other block based languages.

Silver 1+ 5+
Gold 3+ 10+
Platinum 3+ 30+
Robotics School

For schools programming robots, circuits, sensors and cars.

Silver 1+ 5+
Gold 3+ 10+
Platinum 3+ 30+
Web Design School

For schools using web programming languages such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

Silver 1+ 5+
Gold 3+ 10+
Platinum 3+ 30+
Programming School

For schools using advanced programming languages such as Python, C, Java etc.

Silver 1+ 5+
Gold 3+ 10+
Platinum 3+ 30+

For each category that a school qualifies for, they will receive:

An award flag for the category and level
Coding School Award Flag

A certificate for the category and level
Coding School Award Certificate

A digital badge for the category and level
Coding School Award Digital Badge

This can be displayed on the school’s website and social media

There is no cost in applying for or receiving an award. There is a charge for replacement flags if they are needed.

The flags measure 5 foot x 3 foot (152cm x 91cm) and can come with either a rope & toggle or a D ring fixing.

Coding School Award Flag

Yes, schools can apply for each of the available categories (Coding School, Robotics School, Web Design School, Programming School).

Class hours refers to the total amount of hours a class has spent on Coding, Robotics, Web Design or Programming in one school year.

Coding Ireland are the body that evaluates applications and presents the awards.

Bring Coding & STEM into the Classroom

Book a School Event

Coding Ireland run both "in school" and "online" school events that bring the latest in Coding & STEM into your classroom.

Race Autonomous Cars

Race Autonomous Cars

  • 1h 0m
  • In School

Program and race autonomous cars around a track. Which team will set the fastest lap?

Introduction to Coding

Introduction to Coding

  • 1h 0m
  • Online

Learn what coding is and how we can use it to creates games and different projects.

Make an Arcade Game

Make an Arcade Game

  • 1h 0m
  • In School

Use coding to create an arcade game that students can play on handheld computers.

Introduction to Coding

Introduction to Coding

  • 1h 0m
  • In School
Learn what coding is and how it is used in the world. Create your first game in code.
Robot Football

Robot Football

  • 2h 0m
  • In School

Learn about robotics and program robots to play a football game against an artificial intelligence program.

Program LED Light Strips

Program LED Light Strips

  • 1h 0m
  • In School

Students learn how to program a microbit computer to make a LED strip do different things such as show different colours and effects and create shooting stars when they clap.

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This week's leaderboards
# Coder Points
1
Amym
St. Mary's Secondary School
11095
2
Katehef24
St. Mary's Secondary School
10170
3
Johnpmce
Scoil Naomh Padraig Boys
9110
4
Emmat
St. Mary's Secondary School
7005
5
icowonder12
Kilkenny City Library
3305
# Scshool Points
1 St. Mary's Secondary School
Mayo
51445
2 Scoil Naomh Padraig Boys
Donegal
18980
3 Gaelscoil Mhic Aodha
Kildare
9785
4 Sandford Park School
Dublin
8890
5 Oatlands College
Dublin
6535

Based on points scored 24 Feb to 02 Mar.

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