Tuesday 28 April 2009
The Port of Cork Company has announced Scoil Chill Ruadhain, Brooklodge, Glanmire as the overall winners of the 2009 Port of Cork Schools Initiative. The 5th classes’ efforts paid off when they were presented with first prize by the Chairman of the Port of Cork, Mr. Dermot O’Mahoney, in the boardroom at Customs House.
Over 50 schools in and around Cork were invited to take part in the schools initiative which was themed ‘Immigration and Emigration to and from Cork Harbour’. All submitted projects are on public display in the reception area of Customs House. This is the fourth year of the Port of Cork Company’s highly successful Primary Schools initiative.
This year’s judges Hugh Bruton Brittany Ferries, John Neville Port of Cork and Alan Healy Evening Echo all praised the huge effort made by the participating schools.
Commenting on the school projects, the Chairman of the Port of Cork, Mr. Dermot O’Mahoney said; ‘Congratulations to Scoil Chill Ruadhain, Brooklodge for their excellent submission, it is clear they went to a lot of effort creating their project. We are delighted with the efforts put in by the participating schools. All the projects were of a very high standard and we acknowledge the time and commitment of the teachers and thank them for their support for this initiative.’
He continued; ‘This is a great way of educating school children on the history of the Port and Cork Harbour’.
Each participating class will be invited for an informative visit to the Customs House and a boat trip in Cork Harbour in May/June 2008. The overall winner, Scoil Chill Ruadhain, Brooklodge Primary School will also go onboard for a tour of one of Cork’s many visiting Cruise Liners over the summer.