Togher National School pupils tackle poor rural broadband coverage in latest project

At Togher National School, Dunmanway they believe that technology has the power to help transform how people learn.

The school has long been a Digital School of Distinction, an awards programme which promotes, recognises and encourages best practice in the use of technology in primary schools.

Togher National School strives to equip children with the digital skills that they will need for the Information Age.


Getting the full benefit of Information Technology is not without its difficulties however and some of these issues are addressed by the children of Togher National School in their latest project. Pupils from third – sixth class in Togher National School Dunmanway have entered “What’s the Story?” digital competition organised by Trend Micro, Cork.

They uploaded a two minute video on the theme “If you could change one thing about your digital life, what would it be?” Their video called “Access Denied” deals with themes such as poor broadband coverage and internet safety.

Winning entries are selected based on a combination of ratings and number of views, as well as an assessment by a subjective, independent panel of judges. The video can be viewed at or accessed from their blog page at .