Free Coding Workshop

You can still sign up for free coding workshops (if you haven’t already!). This online, virtual event opens at 10am this Saturday 6th November. It is suitable for young people ages 8 to 18. 

 For the full list of workshops and to book, visit www.dojomor.ie.

Workshops include: 

  • Coding for beginners with Lightbot
  • Code a virtual robot with VEX Code VR
  • Code a micro-chip basics with Micro:bit
  • Code an animation with Micro:bit
  • Create a story / game with Scratch
  • Build an app beginner with Thunkable
  • Build an app (advanced) with Thunkable & Bubble
  • Code like a pro with HTML
  • 3D Modelling with Blender
  • Making music with Soundtrap
  • Coding to see the universe interview with I-LOFAR
  • The magic of virtual and augmented reality

Pizza Time

It’s been a fantastic first month back to school at Togher N.S. We have received another Science Award, we have some wonderful new sports and robotics equipment and some of our children will receive their First Holy Communion this weekend. It was definitely time for some well deserved pizza.

VEX Robotics

As part of our School Excellence – Digital initiative we have started exploring our new VEX Robotics kits. VEX offers our pupils a rich and exciting platform to immerse themselves in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) through the fun of building robots.

Scratch

Togher N.S. is a lead school in the School Excellence – Digital Initiative. This additional funding allows us to further enhance our use of I.C.T. and deliver the best educational experience for our pupils through information and computer technology.

Scratch is an excellent, engaging and fun environment for learning some fairly advanced mathematical concepts and the basics of computer science too. Scratch is deceptively simple with its palette of brightly coloured blocks. The thing about Scratch programming though is that you can do amazing things when you combine the blocks in interesting ways. As children progress they are able to use Scratch in more and more advanced ways. Scratch has a low floor, but a high ceiling.

Scratch programming allows children to use computers to express their creative ideas and solve practical problems and empowers children to be digital makers not just digital users.

Did I mention that it was engaging and fun?

Manga High Medal Winners

Congratulations to our four pupils who were presented with beautiful Manga High Medals today.   They  received gold medals for their high scores in Manga High during Maths Week.

This is a huge achievement for our small school.