Port of Cork Schools Initiative looks at the Lusitania Centenary 2015

Port of Cork Schools Initiative looks at the Lusitania Centenary 2015

Monday 26 January 2015

PORT OF CORK SCHOOLS INITIATIVE LOOKS AT THE LUSITANIA CENTENARY FOR 2015

Calling all 5th Class Teachers – Win a Free Boat Trip around Cork Harbour for your class

The Port of Cork has launched their Schools Initiative for 2015 and is encouraging all 5th class primary school teachers to get their class involved. This year’s theme ‘RMS Lusitania – Commemorating 100 Years in 2015’ focuses on the sinking of the Lusitania which is an important event in the history of Cork Harbour.

The Port of Cork Schools Initiative aims to educate 5th class primary school children about the rich history associated with Cork Harbour and to highlight the importance of having a local port to facilitate the imports and exports of trade. The initiative also gives children a better understanding of where cargo comes from and how Ireland, as an island depends on Ports for trading.

All participating 5th classes who take part in the Port of Cork Schools Initiative will be treated to a boat trip around Cork harbour, compliments of the Port of Cork and each class will also receive a certificate of participation. The ‘Best Overall Project’ will receive a tour on board one of the many large cruise liners visiting Cork during the summer of 2015. In addition to this, an award will also be given for ‘Best Artwork Piece’.

Speaking about the 2015 theme, Port of Cork Chief Executive Brendan Keating said: “We are delighted to be launching our tenth Schools Initiative which has gone from strength to strength each year. The theme this year will hopefully encourage school children to study the Port of Cork and the rich history of Cork Harbour. The centenary of the Lusitania this year is an important occasion which will be marked with a commemorative event in Cobh on the 7th May.”

He continued; “Every year we have up to thirty schools participating and we hope this year we will have the same or more. This is an educational initiative open to primary schools in the Cork City and Harbour area.”

Projects are to be presented in artwork format using painting and models. All submitted projects will go on public display in the Cobh Maritime Building before the winner is announced in May 2015. Closing date for entries is Friday 27th March 2015.

For more information on this year’s schools initiative or to arrange a visit by the Port of Cork to your school, please contact Sinead Keary, Commercial Department, Port of Cork. Email skeary@portofcork.ie or call 021 4625375.

ENDS

Sinead Keary

Commercial Marketing Executive

Port of Cork Company

Custom House Street

Cork

Ireland

Tel: +353 (0) 21 4625 375

Mobile: +353 (0)86 3849974

www.portofcork.ie

Twitter @portofcork


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