Farewell to 6th Class

The last day of the school year is mostly joyous but tinged with a certain sadness as we say farewell to our 6th class students. We know these wonderful and talented children are well equipped to take the next step on their educational journey and we would like to wish them the very best of luck as they move on to secondary school. Please Alice, Daniel, Muirís, Oisín and Shauna call again to see us some time – you are always more than welcome.

Wild Atlantic Way Challenge Completed

All the way from Kinsale to Derry! Last September we decided to walk or run the 2,600 km Wild Atlantic Way on our Active School Walkway. This involved completing an amazing 26,000 circuits of our walkway. Every long journey begins with a single step and now approximately 4,333,333 steps later we have completed the journey. We would like to thank the parents that helped us with the final push to finish our Wild Atlantic Way Challenge.

Coffee Morning for Marymount

The organisers of the recent Coffee Morning and Bake Sale held at Togher National School wish to thank all those who supported their fundraiser for Marymount Hospice.  It’s always a lovely community gathering and this year raised €1,400 for a great cause, which is fantastic for a rural location.

Thanks to all the volunteers Sandra, Lorraine, Clare, Maura, Ber, Siobhan, Brian and Hayley and to all the raffle ticket sellers (too many to name all). Thanks to everyone who baked and supported this event in aid of Marymount and thanks to the staff at Togher NS for allowing us to host our Coffee Morning at the school.

Wild Atlantic Way Challenge

We know we are under pressure and we added another 111km on our Active Walkway. This brings us to Fanad Head. We settled down for the night in the lighthouse.  We have a bit of a problem – we have 237km to go which is 2370 circuits of our Active Walkway. We have averaged about 800 circuits or 80km a week and next week we have a school tour and a half-day, we are also very busy with other end of year activities. We just can’t fall short at this stage so we are calling out for reinforcements. Join us Thursday afternoon and help us to finish the challenge. From 2.30 onwards we are going to be busy on the Active Walkway, if you are free please join us and help us to complete the Wild Atlantic Way.

Identifying the mini-beasts

Following our trips to the local stream and hedgerow. Stephanie from the Heritage Council helped the children identify the mini-beasts they had discovered and explained their life-cycles. The younger and older children were delighted to show their finds to each other before we returned them safely to their habitats.

Exploring our local stream

Stephanie from the Heritage Council helped us to discover the many fascinating creatures that live in our local stream. The children were fascinated to learn about the identification chart that allowed them to identify the creatures they found and returned safely. We were delighted to identify stonefly naiads in the stream as they are a sign of healthy and clean water. Stephanie explained the importance of a clean habitat for biodiversity.