Scratch 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.

3D Printing Sustainability Challenge

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.


The children in Miss Daly’s room really enjoy working with Beebots. These friendly little robots are a perfect tool for teaching sequencing, estimation and problem-solving. As a “Hands On – Minds On” school these robots allow our children to experience hand’s on maths in the most enjoyable way.

Scratch Programming

The children in 1st and 2nd class were delighted to code their first Scratch computer game. Scratch coding allows children to become content creators – a skill that is becoming increasingly important. At Togher N.S. we enable children to use I.T. as a tool rather than just entertainment.

3D Printing

During the summer two teachers from Togher N.S. were invited to a workshop on 3D design and printing. This 3.5 day course was funded by EIT-Manufacturing and supported by Stryker and I-Form (University College Dublin) in Ireland; Arts et Metier Institute of Technology in France; and University of Tartu in Estonia. Participating teachers were provided with a free, long-term loan of a 3D printer for their school.

3D printing makes learning active, giving students hand-on experience and brings their CAD (Computer-aided design) projects to life. With the expansion of the applications of 3D printing technology throughout industry, it is important that students start to develop the design and technical skills required to harness this technology while giving them an enjoyable, self- directed experience.

This week we explored computer aided design and set up our 3D printer. We soon printed our first CAD drawings.


Free coding workshops from DojoMór 2022


DojoMór is a technology fun day for young people where they learn to: create a simple game, build a website, and program some electronics across Ireland in one day.

Free coding workshops from DojoMór 2022, funded by the Higher Education Authority of Ireland, will be running online, from 10am to 1pm, Saturday 22nd October 2022, offering a range of activities to suit all ages and interests. On the day, 20,000 students, from primary and secondary schools around Ireland, will learn to code in a fun and exciting virtual environment.

Coding Workshop List for DojoMór 2022:

  • Coding for Beginners with Lightbot
  • Build an App with Thunkable & Bubble
  • Code a Virtual Robot with VEX Code VR
  • Code like a Pro with HTML
  • Create a Story/Game with Scratch
  • Code a Micro-chip with Micro :bit
  • 3D Modelling with Blender
  • Making Music with Soundtrap
  • The Magic of Augmented & Virtual Reality

Maths Week

We always look forward to celebrating Maths Week in Togher N.S. This year we introduced Times Tables Rock Stars. It is a fun and challenging programme designed to help children master the times tables! We are delighted to use our new iPads.