Glasheen Boys Scoop ‘Best Overall Project’ in Port of Cork Schools Initiative 2014

Glasheen Boys Scoop ‘Best Overall Project’ in Port of Cork Schools Initiative 2014

Friday 09 May 2014

Glasheen Boys Scoop ‘Best Overall Project’ in Port of Cork Schools Initiative 2014

The Port of Cork Company has awarded Glasheen Boys National School ‘Best Overall Project’ in the Port of Cork Schools Initiative 2014. The 5th class boys’ 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 twenty-seven 5th classes from around Cork Harbour and Cork City took part in the Port of Cork Schools Initiative themed ‘Shipping Containers – Cork’s Connection to World Markets.’

This year’s judges; Mr John Neville Port of Cork, Mr Hugh Bruton Brittany Ferries, Ms Maria Crowley Leeside Shipping and Mr Andrew Roche 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.

Star of the Sea Primary School from Passage West was awarded a ‘one off’ second prize in the initiative and three prizes of ‘Best Artwork’ went to Whitegate National School, St Coleman’s, Cloyne and Barryroe National School. 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 Glasheen Boys 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, Mr John Mullins said; ‘Massive congratulations to Glasheen Boys 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. The theme this year ‘Shipping Containers – Cork’s Connection to World Markets’ certainly challenged the children to research containers, the types of cargo and most importantly the connection these containers have with Cork and the rest of the world.’

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 ninth year of the Port of Cork Schools Initiative.

All projects are currently on display at the Cobh Maritime Development Company 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.

ENDS

Glasheen Boys National Schools who won ‘Best Overall Project’ at the Port of Cork Schools Initiative 2014

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