News from Presentation Secondary School, Listowel

Two students from Presentation Secondary School, Listowel, Co. Kerry were among the 33 National Scratch finalists 2013 who presented their work in the Institute of Technology Tallaght on Sat 25th May. In all there were 720 entrants.

Using Scratch, Chloe Daly programmed her own simplified interactive version of the 'Pacman' game after her small cousin found the original version too difficult.

Meghann Kissane won the competition for her animation entitled 'The Adventures of Jin'. Meghann designed the characters, added background music, converted to the Scratch file format and then wrote the programme to create the adventure.

Both projects can be seen online at

Meghann Kissane said that she really enjoyed a module in Chinese language and culture she did during TY.

I decided to base my animation around this. Using some basic phrases and Chinese inspired artistic elements, it tells the story of Jin who goes on an adventure to save his friend Kiko. I also played the music for it.

Pictured above left to right, National Scratch Winner Meghann Kissane and National Finalists Chloe Daly.

Presentation Secondary School Listowel Award Winners 2013

Presentations in Photography were made at the schools Transition Year Graduation to Sadhbh Prendiville Brown who won The Print of the Year and Catherine Carmody who won the overall Photographer of the Year Award.

Congratulations also to Charlotte Greaney who received the Nano Nagle Student of the Year at the Listowel Presentation Secondary School Awards night.

Pictured above Sadhbh Prendiville Brown and Catherine Carmody with their awards.

Student of the Year 2013, Charlotte Greaney, pictured with her award.

(photos courtesy of John Stack)