Crosshaven Boys Win Port of Cork Schools Initiative 2012

Crosshaven Boys Win Port of Cork Schools Initiative 2012

Monday 30 April 2012

The Port of Cork Company awarded Scoil Naisúnta Cros tSeain (Crosshaven Boys National School) the Best Overall Project in the 2012 Port of Cork Schools Initiative. The huge effort made by the 5th class paid off when they were presented with best overall project by the Chairman of the Port of Cork, Mr. Dermot O’ Mahoney, in the boardroom at Customs House.

Twenty schools from in and around Cork City and Harbour area took part in the Port of Cork Schools Initiative which was themed ‘Ships, Steam Trains and Seaplanes – the Cork Harbour Connection’.

This year’s judges; Mr. John Neville Port of Cork, Mr. Marc Anderson Titanic 100 and Mr. Brian Lougheed Evening Echo all praised the huge effort and creativity made by the participating primary schools. Projects submitted were both informative and visually very creative and colourful.

Mr. John Neville, Port of Cork, said: “The projects submitted were inspiring. This is an excellent way for children to learn about the history of the harbour, the different methods of transport both on and off the water and most importantly, how the harbour can be enjoyed today.’

Commenting on the school projects, the Chairman of the Port of Cork, Mr. Dermot O’Mahoney said; ‘Congratulations to Scoil Naisúnta Cros tSeain (Crosshaven Boys National School) for their excellent submission. It is clear every 5th class pupil went to a lot of effort researching, creating and building their project. All the projects were of a very high standard and we acknowledge and appreciate the time and commitment by the teachers. We are delighted with the efforts put in by the participating schools and well done to all involved.’

All participating classes will be invited for an informative visit to Custom House followed by a boat trip around Cork Harbour, a visit to The Titanic Experience and Cobh Heritage Centre and rounded up with a train journey from Cobh to Cork City.

The overall best project winners, Scoil Naisúnta Cros tSeain (Crosshaven Boys National School) will get to go on board one of the many luxurious cruise liners which call to Cork for a tour of the ship and to meet the captain.

This is the seventh year of the Port of Cork Company’s successful Primary Schools initiative.

Prizes were also awarded to the following classes;
Best Photograph – 5th Class, Templebreedy, Crosshaven
Best Artwork Piece – 5th Class, Glasheen Boys National School, Glasheen

ENDS

For further information please contact:

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