The children in Jnr. And Snr. Infants have been getting to know our friendly and colourful Bee Bots. These award winning floor robots are a wonderful way for young children to learn about directional language, sequencing and other mathematical concepts.
The children in 1st and 2nd class had a wonderful time learning with the Photon robot. The Photon is an interactive educational robot that introduces children to the world of new technologies through experiences and experiments. The Photon robot helps children to develop their creativity and logical thinking and teaches them basic programming.
The children in 1st and 2nd had great fun designing and programming a car racing game using Scratch. Even though the progamming was more or less the same for each game they were all unique due to the track and car design. To make things a bit trickier they decided to add “speed boosts” at different points on their tracks. They really enjoyed trying out the different tracks they had each designed.
We are delighted to announce that Togher N.S. has won the Best Design Category in a nationwide 3D Printing Sustainability Challenge. The judging panel was from I-Form based in U.C.D. and Stryker. The school has won a €1000 voucher and children will be presented with individual vouchers in the near future. Our entry will now go forward to represent Ireland in the European Showcase. 3D Printing and CAD have been a wonderful addition to the school and has allowed Togher N.S. to further extend the technical and artistic skills that our pupils will need in the future. We hope you enjoy our winning video.