We were delighted to welcome Adrian Boyle to Togher N.S. Adrian introduced the children to hand drumming with a selection of drums from Asia and Africa. As a “Hands on – Minds on” school what could be more hands on than drumming? Adrian showed the children how to drum a couple of drum patterns and after some practice the children combined these patterns. In quite a short time the children produced an impressive drum beat. Have a look at our video below.
We had a great time at the pantomime Aladdin in The Cork Opera House. This years show involved fantastic set design, wonderful costumes and a live band. The cast of characters – Aladdin, Princess Jasmine, Wishee Washee, Abanazar, The Genie, and of course the grand dame Nanny Nellie enthralled the children. Pantomime is all about audience participation and the children really enjoyed singing along with hits both old and new as well as the usual pantomime catch phrases.
Christmas came early at Togher National School! We were delighted to be asked to participate in a Christmas DVD to help raise funds to upgrade the Dunmanway Community Playground – so on went the Christmas jumpers and out came the Christmas bells. We are really looking forward to the launch of this DVD on Thursday 13th which will feature the children from the Dunmanway area singing their favourite Christmas carols.
We would like to thank Victor for filming the DVD for us.
The DVD can be bought for €7.
The children in Miss Daly’s room really love to sing and dance.
As part of our Halloween celebrations, the children treated us to some wonderful dancing, singing, story-telling and instrument playing as part of Togher’s Got Talent. Children who receive regular praise and encouragement feel better about themselves and are generally motivated to succeed.
Togher’s Got Talent is a fun, engaging way for the children to show off something they are good at, practice performing and to receive positive feedback for their efforts. Congratulations to all the children that took part.
Thanks to Lisa and Diego who were our judges on the day. Thanks also to Hayley for her delicious treats.