Pupils at a Galway school have been given the Marine Institute's explorers Ocean Champion Award.
Scoil Iósaif Naofa, Oranmore Boys National School were presented with the award by Hildegarde Naughton, Minister of State at the Department of Transport for the best STEM and Cross Curricular award.
As part of the Explorers Ocean Champion Project and Awards initiative, the Programme Manager, Camden Education Trust, and the Explorers Programme outreach teams have worked with 28 primary schools, reaching up to 3,500 children and 124 teachers across 13 coastal counties, creating ‘healthy ocean’ projects covering themes from STEM, outdoor education, through to the arts and ocean literacy.
This Ocean Champion project was carried out by the Explorers team at Galway Atlantaquaria. The Ocean Champion Awards are part of a nationwide initiative to develop ocean literacy at primary-school level. The Explorers Education Programme is fully funded by the Marine Institute, Ireland’s State agency for marine research and development, and is managed by Camden Education Trust.