Basketball and Volleyball

Sports help children develop physical skills, get exercise, make friends, have fun, learn teamwork, learn to play fair, and improve self-esteem. At Togher N.S. we hope to give children an opportunity to play as many sports as possible. This summer the school yard has been lined and marked and new equipment has been purchased. We just needed a few budding engineers to put the equipment together.

Icecream!

The children were delighted to hear the jingle of the ice-cream van as it pulled into Togher N.S. The children were soon enjoying their  ice-cream cones to celebrate the Summer holidays. Many thanks to our wonderful Board of Management for facilitating this lovely treat.

Pizzas!

Thanks so much to Andrew and Martina Healy of SuperValu for donating scrumptious pizzas to us today along with bottles of water.

Everybody loved this wonderful surprise. Thanks to Maura O Connell for delivering them.

Summer Stars 2021

Summer Stars 2021 has launched in Cork County Council Library and Arts Service.  Call to Dunmanway Library or any branch to get a reading card and record the books that you read during your Summer holidays. Everyone is invited to join the adventure and explore the fun and pleasure of reading and writing over the summer holidays.

Even if you read just one book and return the reading card you will be entered in a raffle at the end of Summer. You will have the chance to win some great prizes and it’s all completely FREE.

Activities for Summer Stars 2021:

1. Books: Call to the library to visit and stock up on your summer reads and register for Summer Stars!

2. Summer Stars BorrowBox: Browse, borrow, read, and listen to the Summer Stars collection of children’s e-books and e-audio books through the library’s BorrowBox app. This is free to all members to use from anywhere, anytime. Non-members can join in their local library or online for free at https://www.librariesireland.ie/join-your-library.

3. Online Arts events & Activities : Summer Stars arts and craft workshops will be delivered online throughout the Summer- Keep an eye on our social media pages for updates. 

4. Story Competition: Summer Stars is celebrating children’s imaginations by running a short story competition. There are three age categories age 6-9, age 10-14, age 15-18 with great prizes including a Tablet and vouchers * This is a national competition.

To enter, write a story using the following opening line:

Of all the places in the world, I never thought I would be here…

Finish the story to enter this year’s Summer Stars short story competition!                  

For terms and conditions and more information check the Libraries Ireland website at https://www.librariesireland

Nature’s Web Newsletter

The Summer 2021 Issue of the Nature’s Web Newsletter, an exciting newsletter for children, has been posted on the web.

 http://www.naturesweb.ie/

In this issue you’ll find…

Rocky Shore Safari

Editor’s Page: Basking Shark at Sherkin Island; Seafood Recipe

Plant Life: Baobab Tree

Black John – the Bogus Pirate: War in a Water Drop!

Marine Life: Basking Shark

Explore Your Shore!: Get involved with Explore Your Shore!

All in a Day’s Work: Dave Wall, Citizen Science Officer

Explore Your Shore!: Rocky Shore Safari Big 30 QUIZ!

Activity Page: Make a Folding Book

Water Safety Ireland: Keep floating inflatable toys away from open water

Colour In: Moving Day!

The World Around Us: “Foreign Correspondent” Michael Ludwig

Fun Page: How Much Did You Learn?, Nature Jokes

Learn More: Books/DVD for children; Useful Web Addresses

Wordsearch: Nature’s Web Summer 2021 Wordsearch

Nature’s Noticeboard: Summer 2021