Calling all 5th Class Teachers!

Calling all 5th Class Teachers!

Thursday 09 December 2010

Port of Cork Schools Initiative Goes Green for 2011

The Port of Cork has launched their Schools Initiative for 2011 and is calling on all 5th class primary school teachers to get their class involved. This year’s initiative is based on the theme ‘Making Cork Harbour a Green Energy Hub for our Future’ and encourages school children to look at Cork harbour as an energy hub now and into the future.

The Port of Cork Schools Initiative will educate children about the harbour and how it could be used to harness energy such as wind, wave, electricity and other forms of energy, while also giving school children the chance to be creative and futuristic about Cork harbour. Children can also look at the importance of green energy in their home and school.

Projects are to be presented in artwork format using paintings, models or photographs. Submitted projects will go on public display in Customs House for six weeks before the winner is announced in April 2011.

All 5th classes who take part in the Port of Cork Schools Initiative are treated to a boat trip around Cork harbour and each class will receive a certificate of participation. Prizes will be given for the best artwork piece and best photograph. The overall winning project will receive a tour onboard one of the many cruise liners visiting Cork during the summer.

Closing date for entries is 18th March 2011. For more information on this year’s schools project and how to get involved, please contact Captain Pat Murphy Tel: 021 4625312 or Email or visit


For further information please contact:

Sara Dymond
Commercial Marketing Executive
Port of Cork Company
Custom House Street
Tel: +353 (0) 21 4625 375
Fax: +353 (0) 21 4276 484
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