Winners announced for the national ‘Let’s fish’ poetry competition

Six young poets have been selected as winners of the ‘Let’s fish’ national poetry competition which took place earlier this summer and was organised by Inland Fisheries Ireland in conjunction with the Blackrock Education Centre. Entries were received from across Ireland under the title “Let’s fish” and the poems revealed how much fish and fishing means to our younger generation.   The results from the competition were as follows:

5th Class Category
Winner
School
1st prize
Oran
C.B.S Primary School, Dundalk, Co. Louth.
2nd Prize
Ethan
Scoil Naomh Buithe, Tenure, Monasterboice, Co. Louth
3rd Prize
Philip
Scoil Réalt na Mara, Tuosist, Co. Kerry

 

6th Class Category
Winner
Poem
1st prize
Millie
St. Patrick’s National School, Greystones, Co. Wicklow.
2nd Prize
Leah
Sion Mills Primary School, The Park, Westview Tec. Sion Mills, Co. Tyrone
3rd Prize
Dara
Scoil Phadraig, Newport Rd., Deerpark East, Westport, Co. Mayo

 

Inland Fisheries Ireland plans to share the winning entries across all social media platforms over the coming weeks. The competition ran from the end of April to the middle of June, with 5th and 6th class students asked to write a five line poem on the topic ‘Let’s Fish’. The winners of the 1st prize will now receive a €100 voucher, the winners of the 2nd prize will receive a €50 voucher and the winners of the 3rd prize will receive a €25 voucher. The competition was delivered as a fun initiative to help 5th and 6th class primary students to research the Something Fishy online resource and expand their literacy skills during the Covid-19 restrictions.

1st Prize 6th Class Millie Wicklow
1st Prize 6th Class Millie Wicklow

Something Fishy is an Educational Programme, aimed at Primary school pupils aged between 10-13 years, which informs and educates students on fish, water, angling, and the environment and angling. The ‘Something Fishy’ is delivered by Inland Fisheries Ireland and Blackrock Education Centre (BEC). It includes lesson plans and activity sheets based on the theme of the ‘Life cycle of salmon’ – Bradán. It has web based resources and new lesson plans also available, visit http://www.somethingfishy.ie/ for more information.

To see all the winning entries please visit: https://www.fisheriesireland.ie/Press-releases/media-release-winners-announced-for-the-national-let-s-fish-poetry-competition.html