mScratch 2013

The Faculty of Education at the University of Malta, MITA and the Department of eLearning within the Directorate for Quality and Standards in Education (DQSE) once again launched this design and programming competition.

The competition was open to any interested teachers and students who wish to exhibit their flair for creative design and basic programming skills. The competition required students to use the Scratch programming environment. Scratch is a freely downloadable graphical environment designed at MIT specifically for introducing children to problem solving and programming in a fun and easy way.

Category Students Prize
 Primary (Year 5 and Year 6)
 Stella Maris Junior School Gzira Max Camilleri James Cachia Zachary Odom  MITA
 Juniors (Form 1 and Form 2)
 St Patrick’s Salesian School Sliema Darren Caruana Ayrton Cassar Samuel Cutajar  MITA
 Seniors (Form 3, Form 4 and Form 5)
 San Ġorġ Preca College Blata l-Bajda Girls’ Secondary Erika Briffa Naomi Cutajar Anthea Maria Vella  MITA
 Special Prize: Originality
Stella Maris College, Gzira Jack Vella Kevin Tonna Sam Holies  AVC
 Special Prize: Use of Robotic kit
 San Ġorġ Preca College Blata l-Bajda Girls’ Secondary Erika Briffa  Naomi Cutajar Anthea Maria Vella  IMS

Students in teams of 3 under the leadership of a teacher designed and created a game, interactive story or similar production loosely related to this year’s EMBED theme – Ecology. The following are the winning teams in each respective category;

All submissions were eligible for a special prize for groups who use Scratch in connection with the LEGO Education WeDO! Robotics set. This prize will be a LEGO Education Simple Machines & Mechanisms Setkindly sponsored by IMS Ltd.


For any queries, questions or for further information kindly contact Mr Keith Aquilina, or 25982142.