The children have been learning about the Procedural writing genre. Procedural writing is a specific form of writing that provides instructions on the procedure necessary to accomplish a goal. As Togher N.S. has a “hands on – minds on” philosophy the children had to explore the procedure involved in making and enjoying a lovely cup of Hot Chocolate – honestly!
Author and illustrator Alan Nolan visited the children in Togher N.S. by webinar as part of our World Book Day celebrations. Did you know that Dracula is actually from Dublin? Author and illustrator Alan Nolan told the children all about the Dublin author of Dracula – Bram Stoker. Alan’s latest book, The Sackville Street Caper, imagines a young Bram Stoker and Molly Malone trying to thwart the evil Count Vladimar who plans to steal the Irish Crown Jewels from Dublin Castle. Alan Nolan has written and illustrated many books and comics for children and grown-ups, including Fintan’s Fifteen, Conor’s Caveman and the Murder Can Be Fatal series. During his live online visit Alan showed the children how to draw some of their favourite book characters.
As part of the ‘Stories of the Revolution’ project, children from various primary schools including Togher N.S. were asked to collect stories relating to the 1916-1923 period from their own area.
Congratulations to our past pupils who as a result of historical research they undertook at the time, are now published authors. ‘Stories of the Revolution’, a beautifully presented publication was officially launched in the Parkway Hotel, Dunmanway on 23rd September.
This project was devised and supported by the team at the Skibbereen Heritage Centre.