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Doora NS scoops top prize in national ‘Something Fishy’ competition

Doora NS scoops top prize in national ‘Something Fishy’ competition

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Monday, 25th of November 2019: Doora National School has been named winner of the national education programme, Something Fishy’. The pupils were presented with the ‘Something Fishy’ perpetual trophy and a monetary prize by Pat Breen TD, Minister of State, at Treacy’s West County Hotel. During the 2018-2019 academic year, over 100 national schools took part in the programme reaching approximately 3,000 pupils.

The ‘Something Fishy’ education programme is an initiative of Inland Fisheries Ireland, in partnership with Education Centres, which allows pupils to learn about fish and the environment in a local context. Pupils enjoy classroom based activities as well as practical fieldtrips with Fisheries Officers as part of the programme, which is promoted and delivered by education centres nationwide. In addition, pupils compile a blog on their learning for assessment by an independent judging panel.

Doora National School received the national accolade after being commended for their project on the Life Cycle of Salmon.

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Pupils from Doora National School being presented with the Something Fishy 2019 Award.

Teachers and students participating in the ‘Something Fishy’ programme explore eight different lessons on the fisheries resource, after which they receive a visit from Inland Fisheries Officers who introduce them to their local river and the fish and invertebrates who live within in. Since its inception in 2005, over 50,000 students have participated in the programme. 

For more information about Something Fishy visit www.somethingfishy.ie and to view the blog built by Doora National School’s pupils.

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