Medieval Experience

A visit to the The Kerry County Museum’s Medieval Experience involves a stroll through the streets of Tralee as they were in 1450 AD with all the sights, sounds and robust smells of a bustling community. A visitor can see what people wore, what they ate, where they lived, and discover why the Fitzgeralds, the Earls of Desmond, who founded the town, also destroyed it.

As The Kerry County Museum is currently closed we were delighted to learn about Medieval Ireland by webinar. Many thanks to The Education Centre Tralee and  Claudia Köhler for providing this educational opportunity.

 

Bug Hotel

At Togher N.S. we appreciate the diversity of nature and for this reason the children in the Junior Room have created a bug hotel to create a space where the bugs can thrive.

A bug hotel is part garden art and part winter habitat for insects. Our bug hotel will provide a home for a diversity of insects. Our insects will have all sorts of different nesting needs so the children provided a variety of plant material to encourage all sorts of our creepy crawly friends to lodge.

Our Bug Hotel will give a helping hand to local wildlife and are a great way to repay our insect friends for all their help in the garden throughout the year. Often known as “gardener’s friends,” these beneficial insects can be very useful by offering a form of natural pest control and flower pollination.

 

Picker Pals

The children in the Junior Room have been selected to participate in the new Picker Pals programme launched by the environmental charity VOICE Ireland. Picker Pals inspires and motivates primary school children and their families to become the next generation of environmentalists through litter picking in their local areas. Each child will be given the opportunity to take home the Picker Pal kit for a weekend. The family can then go on a litter picking adventure in their local area with each child reporting back to their classmates.

Shark Week

The children in 3rd and 4th classes have enjoyed discovering the sharks that live in or visit Irish waters. They were delighted to learn about The Blue shark, The Porbeagle shark, The Basking shark, The Common Thresher shark and a new visitor to our shores The Smooth Hammerhead shark. It was now time to make our own sharks.

Active School Flag

We were delighted to be awarded The Active School Flag that recognises Togher N.S. as an Active School. The Active School Flag is awarded to schools that strive to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community. The process aims to get more schools, more active, more often. During our Christmas Celebrations we raised our Active School Flag and The Health Promoting School Flag we were awarded earlier in the year.

 

 

Robotics and Coding

The children in 5th and 6th opened the boxes of our new EV3 Robotics and Coding equipment. As a School Excellence – Digital School our children have a wonderful opportunity to develop their STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) ability and as a “Hands on Minds on” school these kits perfectly enable our children to explore robotics and coding.