Winners: Scoil Barra Naofa (Monkstown)
Winners: Scoil Barra Naofa (Monkstown) At a ceremony in the Port of Cork boardroom recently, Chairman of the Port of Cork John Mullins announced Scoil Barra Naofa from Monkstown as the winners of ‘Best Overall Project’ in the Port of Cork Schools Initiative 2016. The schools initiative theme ‘A Day in the Life of a Cruise Passenger Visiting Cork Harbour’ saw twenty seven primary schools from across Cork submit a project. Scoil Barra Naofa made a tremendous effort, cross stitching a wonderful display of tourist attractions around Cork. Port of Cork Chairman John Mullins reminded all participating classes that as well as receiving a certificate of participation, every class will be treated to a high speed, fun filled boat trip around Cork Harbour, compliments of the Port of Cork. As an extra special prize, best overall winners Scoil Barra Naofa will go on board a cruise liner in May for a tour of the ship. Speaking about the schools initiative, the Chairman of the Port of Cork John Mullins said; ‘Massive congratulations to all the participating primary schools and a huge thank you to all the 5th class teachers who put in time and effort into their project.’ He continued: ‘This year’s theme focused on the cruise liner business and in particular encouraged children to understand and appreciate how important tourism is to the Cork region. The standard among the schools was exceptionally high this year and every participating class should be extremely proud of their achievement.’ The Port of Cork Schools Initiative aims to educate 5th class primary school children not only about the Port of Cork but most importantly about Cork Harbour, its rich maritime history and the trade and business connections. The initiative is run annually and this year is the eleventh year of the Port of Cork Schools Initiative. All projects are currently on display at the Cobh Maritime Building, located on the platform at Cobh Railway Station. Cobh Maritime Building is open to the public daily from 11am to 4pm.