August 4, 2021

Tramore’s Emma scoops school environmental award

A primary school pupil from Fenor National School has won top prize in her category in a environmental competition.

Emma Doyle from Tramore scooped the award in the 5th and 6th class category of the Sherkin Island Marine Station’s 22nd annual environmental awareness competition for Munster schools.

The aim of the competition is to raise awareness of environmental issues among national school children within the Munster region and is sponsored by Inland Fisheries Ireland.

Hundreds of pupils from schools across the province submitted a picture or project as individuals or in groups on either ‘My Favourite Place/Animal’ or ‘Protecting our Environment’.

“One of the main aims of Sherkin Island Marine Station is to help introduce young people to nature and the environment through our educational programmes,” said Matt Murphy, founder of Sherkin Island Marine Station.

Meanwhile Dr Ciaran Byrne, CEO of Inland Fisheries Ireland, said: “We are delighted to be one of the sponsors for this competition and I would like to commend Sherkin Island Marine Station for the work they are doing in educating young people across Munster around environmental issues.”

Pictured: Sherkin Island

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