Visit to Stryker

The children in 4th, 5th and 6th really enjoyed their visit to Stryker in Cork. It was fantastic to see how CAD design and 3D printing is transforming many manufacturing processes. Following a presentation and tour of the premises the children enjoyed a lovely meal, a fun quiz and some lovely prizes. We hope you enjoy our latest entry into the 3D Printing Sustainability Challenge.

Coding with Photon

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.

Gift Cards from Stryker

The children from the Senior Room were due to visit Stryker’s Anngrove Building in Cork to learn more about 3D printing at one of the largest 3D printing facilities in the world. Unfortunately this visit had to be postponed until the autumn. This visit was part of Togher National School’s prize for it’s Best Design winning entry into a nationwide 3D Printing Sustainability Challenge. This Challenge was funded by EIT Manufacturing and supported by I-Form based in U.C.D. and Stryker. Another part of the prize was a €1000 voucher for the school and individual prizes for the children involved in the project. The school has recently received €50 Gift Vouchers for each of the children in the Senior Room and will be in touch with details about these gift vouchers. Well done to all the children involved and a huge thank you to Stryker for this wonderful prize. We are very much looking forward to our visit.

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.