We are thrilled to see schools using Splats as a back to school tool to raise engagement, learn code, and have fun this school year! South Euless Elementary is a model school for how to use Splats to create a culture of learning how to code.
When South Euless Elementary School went back to school in August, the district’s STEM & school libraries coordinator Kiera Elledge had a special activity planned that combines active play with learning to code. The school’s K-6th graders are the first in the district to try out Splats in PE, library, and music class.
“The students might feel like they’re in recess, but they’re learning how to code,” said Ms. Elledge. “Instead of sitting in front of their computers, the kids are running around the classroom. It’s a different way to introduce students to coding that might inspire kids who wouldn’t have been interested in computer science otherwise.”
South Euless Elementary won the “Go Bananas!” back to school competition against dozens of schools across the US and Canada. They competed to collect the most "yellow stomps" and won with over 184,000 stomps in the month of September! Dive into all the details of Go Bananas! And their journey to victory here.
“At the start of the school year, we want to remind students about the joy of learning,” said Maureen Sterling, Principal at South Euless Elementary. “Unruly Splats are just one of the ways the teachers have gotten creative incorporating games and playfulness into the curriculum, laying the groundwork for a successful school year academically.”
The Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District now plans to bring Unruly Splats to its Computer Science School of Choice programs at Midway Park Elementary and Harrison Lane Elementary.
We are so proud of all that South Euless has accomplished and will be on the edge of our seats to see what coded games they built and play next. Click here to read the full press release.