Each year, primary schools around the country take part in games-based learning through the online website www.mangahigh.com. There, students learn mathematics via purpose-built games that balance fun and learning tailored to their particular age / class.

Games-Based Learning, like Mangahigh, are increasingly important in primary education. Each game covers certain learning topics and is designed to adapt in difficulty to the ability of the student in order to aid the student to stay in their zone of proximal development.

In recent weeks, students from the schools in the Athenry region have received their medals for achieving excellence with just some of the award-winning students those from Carrabane National School.