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.
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.
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.
We have had a very productive year so far – a winning 3D Printing National Competition project, another National Science Award, a hugely enjoyable Sciath na Scol GAA football campaign and a beautiful First Holy Communion Sacrament. The children enjoyed pizza and cream cake to celebrate our efforts and achievements.
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.