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

  • 2h 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.

What's happening in our schools

Here's what's happening right now in Irish schools & libraries.

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What's Happening Right Now
  • chidi
    2 hours ago
    Step completed 😃
    Completed the step Send the code from the Introduction to Python project.
  • filippetranin
    21 hours ago
    Step completed 😃
    Completed the step Adding string variables from the JavaScript Variables project.
  • ericazh
    1 days ago
    Project completed 👏
    Completed the Microbit LED Strip Thermometer project.
  • zcorco
    1 days ago
    Project completed 👏
    Completed the Introduction to Coding Quiz project.
  • Salvin21
    1 days ago
    Project completed 👏
    Completed the Introduction to Coding project.
This week's leaderboards
# Coder Points
1
dstewartsheehy
Kilfinane Convent Primary School
5860
2
chidi
Coding Ireland
1965
3
Ponymaia
Kilkenny County Libraries
825
4
filippetranin
Coding Ireland
805
5
zcorco
Coding Ireland
645
# Scshool Points
1 Kilfinane Convent Primary School
Limerick
9785
2 Kilkenny County Libraries
Kilkenny
3705
3 Dublin Fingal Libraries
Dublin Fingal
2950
4 Coding Ireland
Dublin
2245
5 Holy Family Community School
Dublin
1520

Based on points scored 19 Sep to 26 Sep.

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