The children enjoyed a second pantomime this year. Aladdin from Dublin’s National Stadium was streamed online due to Covid 19 restrictions. Did we enjoy it – Oh Yes We Did.
Our children have such great imaginations. It was wonderful to see all the fabulous Halloween costumes for our Halloween celebrations. We hope you enjoy our Halloween Parade video.
The children at Togher N.S. are a talented group. Our parents and school community had a wonderful time watching the children perform individual acts, sing Christmas carols and songs and perform our Christmas play. Our Christmas play was written by the children themselves and involved Santa, Kevin the Carrot, Elf on a Shelf, a Christmas Tree Angel and many other colourful characters including a David Brown tractor. A huge thank you to Victor from the S.C.P. for all his help with the play and to our parents for providing the children with such fantastic costumes.
We have been very busy filming our latest F.I.S. (Films in Schools) using green Screen technology. There is no need for a “Spoiler Alert” we have been careful not to give the plot away with this post – you will just have to wait for the film release! As always it’s a huge pleasure to work with Victor Hayes of Dunmanway S.C.P. Victor takes the children’s ideas and creates a movie with no budget, using a standard camcorder, whatever props we can find, limited time but a huge film making talent and year after year produces the most wonderful movies.
The children have been really busy working on the script, story-boarding, learning lines and sourcing costumes for our latest F.I.S. Film and now its finally time for LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION. This year we will be using a green screen for the first time. For these scenes our young actors will be acting without scenery and the Director will play a vital role. The children are really interested in how this technology works and can’t wait to see the finished footage. Many thanks to Victor Hayes from the Dunmanway S.C.P. for all his help with the film.
The FÍS Film Project encourages creativity and imagination among children and their teachers in Irish primary schools. This highly successful film project explores film as a medium of expression in relation to the arts, and introduces children to many aspects of the film-making process.
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.