Python 1a - Printing

Printing in Python

To output a message onto the screen use the print command.


Then place your message within brackets and speech marks. For example:

When you press F5 (or click the ‘Run’ tab then ‘Run Module’), the text will print to the Python shell:

Practice Task 1

1. Print your full name to the screen.

2. On the next line, write another print statement to print the name of the person (or thing) to your left.

Example solution:

Printing over Several Lines

One way of writing over more than one line is to write several print commands like this:


However, when we program we always want to make our code the most efficient it can be by using as few lines as possible.

Therefore you can write \n within a printed statement to transfer it to the next line.


Both pieces of code display the same thing, but the second one is more efficient.

Practice Task 2

1. On line 1 print your first name to the screen.

2. On line 2 print your favourite colour.

3. On line 3 print your favourite movie.

4. Run the program.

5. Now re-write your program to print the same output but using only line of code (Hint: use \n )

Example solution:

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