Port of Cork Announces Initiative Winner

Port of Cork Announces Initiative Winner

Wednesday 21 April 2010

The Port of Cork Company has announced Glasheen Boys National School as the overall winners of the 2010 Port of Cork Schools Initiative. The 5th classes’ efforts paid off when they were presented with overall best project 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 ‘Cork Harbour through Your Eyes – commercial, leisure and environment – Working in Harmony’. All submitted projects are on public display in the reception area of Customs House. This is the fifth year of the Port of Cork Company’s successful Primary Schools initiative.

This year’s judges Hugh Bruton Brittany Ferries, John Neville Port of Cork and Brian Lougheed 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 Glasheen Boys National Schools 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 around Cork Harbour in May/June 2010. The overall winning class will also go onboard the largest liner ever to call to an Irish port, M.V. Independence of the Seas for an onboard tour in May.

Prizes were also awarded to the following classes;

  • Best Commercial Photo – Scoil Nioclais, Frankfield (Ms. O’Connor’s Class)
  • Best Environmental Photo – St. Mary’s National School, Cobh
  • Best Leisure Photo – Scoil Nioclais, Frankfield (Ms. O’Callaghan’s class)
  • Best Artwork Piece – Beaumont Boys National School, Blackrock