Thursday 16 April 2015
Ballinadee National School Scoop ‘Best Overall Project’ in Port of Cork Schools Initiative 2015
The Port of Cork Company has awarded Ballinadee National School ‘Best Overall Project’ in the Port of Cork Schools Initiative 2015. The 5th class’ outstanding work was duly recognised at an awards ceremony in the Port of Cork boardroom, when they were presented with best overall project by the Chairman of the Port of Cork, Mr. John Mullins
A record 32 5th classes from around Cork Harbour and Cork City took part in the Port of Cork Schools Initiative themed ‘RMS Lusitania – Commemorating 100 years in 2015.’
This year’s judges John Neville Port of Cork, Gabriel Doherty, UCC School of History, Andrew Roche and Ray Foley of Irish Rail praised the huge efforts and creativity made by the participating schools. All of the judges concluded that judging the schools initiative this year was very difficult, with such high standards being shown by all the classes.
Three prizes of ‘Best Artwork’ went to Goggins Hill National School ‘War and Peace’, Glasheen Boys School ‘Anchor’ and Scoil Bhride Rathcormac ‘Attack from the Deep’. All participating classes received a certificate of participation and each class will be treated to a special boat trip around Cork Harbour, compliments of the Port of Cork. As an extra special prize, overall winners Ballinadee National School will go on board a cruise liner at the end of May for a tour of the ship.
Speaking about the school projects, the Chairman of the Port of Cork, John Mullins said; ‘Massive congratulations to Ballinadee National School and all the participating schools. An outstanding effort went into each project and all of the classes and their teachers should be very proud of what they have achieved. It’s clear that theme this year ‘RMS Lusitania – Commemorating 100 years in 2015’ captured the interest and creativity of all of the classes involved. With the upcoming centenary being marked on the 7th May, the story of the Lusitania will be taking centre stage in Cork and all of the projects illustrate it so well.’
Mr. Mullins continued: ‘Every participating class should be extremely proud of their achievement.’
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, its rich maritime history and the trade connections. The initiative is run annually and this year is the tenth year of the Port of Cork Schools Initiative.
All projects are currently on display at the Cobh Maritime Building, located on the platform at Cobh Railway Station. As well as the children visiting their projects, the building is also open to visitors and cruise passengers on liner visits. Cobh Maritime Building is open daily from 11am to 4pm. For details please see facebook.com/cobhmaritime.
For further information please contact:
Sinead Keary, Port of Cork
Tel 021 4625375
Commercial Marketing Executive
Port of Cork Company
Custom House Street
Tel: +353 (0) 21 4625 375
Mobile: +353 (0)86 3849974
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