5th  Class Marine Litter Project

5th Class Marine Litter Project

                                          Port of Cork Project

This year our class (fifth class) participated in the Port of Cork art competition. The theme was ‘Marine litter’. Each school had to work as a class and make something that was based on the sea, out of marine litter. We made a person called ‘Captain Drastic’. On the 8th of May, four representatives of our class went to the Customs House and were presented with a certificate. The winning school was announced. They got a tour of a cruise ship but everyone got a boat trip around the harbour. We had our trip on the 29th of May. We were split up into three groups. The boats went really fast! After that we visited the Titanic Experience, where we saw models of different things that would have been on board the Titanic. Everyone enjoyed the boat trips and the tour.



5th Class Marine Litter Project for the Port of Cork Primary Schools Initiative 2019 

This year the pupils in 5th class completed a project on Marine Litter for the Port of Cork. For our project we created a character called Captain Drastic, The Plastic Monster. 

He was made out of rubbish from the sea, all collected at  the beach. 

When we send him to Cobh he will be put on display with all the other entries. Our class will get a free boat tour of Cork Harbour and if we win 1st prize we will have a tour of one of the Cruise Liners in Cobh in May.

Let’s hope we win!!! 

by Amy McCullagh 5th Class

 The pupils also composed poems about Captain Drastic:   here is Daniel Mulcahy’s poem


Captain Drastic

is quite fantastic

With mussels all over his face

He sails through the seas,

With his face in the breeze

All at a steady pace.


He has a glove for a hand,

Which we found in the sand,

And a hat as tall as himself,

I hate to say it,

But the way we made it,

He reminds me of Santa’s elf!