Tuesday 16 April 2013
Ringaskiddy National School Win Port of Cork Schools Initiative 2013
The Port of Cork Company awarded Ringaskiddy National School Best Overall Project in the 2013 Port of Cork Schools Initiative. The huge effort made by the 5th class was recognised at awards ceremony when they were presented with best overall project by the Chairman of the Port of Cork, Mr John Mullins, in the boardroom at Customs House.
Eighteen 5th Classes from around Cork Harbour and Cork City took part in the Port of Cork Schools Initiative which was themed ‘The Gathering 2013 – Cork Harbour – Ireland Maritime Gateway to the World.’
Speaking about the school projects, the Chairman of the Port of Cork, Mr John Mullins said; ‘Congratulations to Ringaskiddy National School and all the schools here today who took part in the Port of Cork Schools Initiative. It is very evident that all the 5th class pupils went to a lot of effort researching, creating and building their project. The projects were, once again of a very high standard and we acknowledge and appreciate the time and commitment by the teachers.’
Mr Mullins continued: ‘The Port of Cork Schools Initiative aims to educate primary school children not only about the Port of Cork but most importantly about Cork Harbour and its rich maritime history. It also makes children aware of the Harbour and what it has to offer.’
This year’s judges; John Neville Port of Cork, Hugh Bruton Brittany Ferries and Brian Lougheed Evening Echo all praised the great effort and creativity made by the participating primary schools. Projects submitted were both informative and visually very creative and colourful.
Commenting on behalf of the judges, Brian Lougheed Evening Echo said: “We had a very difficult task to pick this year’s winner as there was only one or two marks between first and second place. Overall, the standard was amazing and all of the participating schools should be very proud of their effort”.
All participating classes will be invited for a boat trip around Cork Harbour on board Whale of a Times fast RIBs and a visit to The Titanic Experience and Cobh Heritage Centre, all compliments of the Port of Cork.
The overall best project winners, Ringaskiddy National School will get to go on board one of the many luxurious cruise liners which call to Cork for a tour of the ship and to meet the captain.
This is the eighth year of the Port of Cork Company’s successful Primary Schools initiative.
Prizes were also awarded to the following classes;
Best Photograph – 5th Class, Scoil Maria Assumpta Girls NS, Ballyphehane
Best Artwork Piece – 5th Class, St John’s The Apostle Boys National School, Mayfield
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