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 Photographs

We had a visit from photographer Michael O’Sullivan to take photographs of the children and their 3D printed designs. These photographs were used as part of the publicity for The 3D Printing Design Challenge that was awarded to Togher N.S. Michael took some really wonderful photographs.

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.

Mr. D’s Workshop – Rubber band powered car

When you stretch a rubber band it stores potential energy. Specifically it stores elastic potential energy—the type of energy stored when a material is deformed.  A rubber band can be attached to a simple machine—a wheel and axle—to build a simple rubber band–powered car. Experimentation and re-design allows the rubber band – powered car to go further and faster. During Mr. D’s Science Workshop the children explored and experimented with rubber band-powered cars to make their cars go further and faster. Hope you enjoy our video.