on the Environment"
for Primary School Children
in Munster 2018
is the twenty-first year of Sherkin Island Marine Station's
environmental competition for primary school children in Munster.
The entries we receive year after year continue to enthrall
us and we really appreciate the effort put into them. This
year we would love if you could focus on your environment
once again and send us your thoughts on why it is so important
environment is precious to all of us but with all the waste
we produce everyday, it is in danger of being damaged. Your
help is needed to come up with ideas on how to protect the
environment so we can safeguard it for years to come. While
some may want to draw attention to pollution, blue flag beaches
or encourage recycling, creatures such as butterflies or mammals
may fascinate others. Whatever is important to you, we would
love to hear about it, whether in the form of a picture or
We are particularly impressed by entries that include your
own thoughts, ideas and drawings.
the continued support of our sponsors, for which we are very
grateful, this competition would not be possible. Over 400
prizes have been specially chosen to help you continue your
study of nature and the environment, build up your knowledge
and explore even more.
continue looking after your environment and keep sending us
your wonderful work. We hope that you enjoy working on them
as much as we enjoy receiving them.
Island Marine Station
Class or School
An Individual Child
Junior & Senior Infants
b) 1st & 2nd Class
c) 3rd & 4th Class
d) 5th & 6th Class
Class or School:
in this category are asked for a poster or project
on the theme:
"Our Favourite Place/Animal"
children in ALL classes are asked for a picture or
project on the theme:
with special needs are encouraged to enter.
Please indicate their special needs on the entry form.)
do not have to be a specific size but please take into consideration
that projects must be posted to Sherkin Island and must not
be too large. Sherkin Island Marine Station cannot take responsibility
for loss or damage to any work submitted.
than one individual is involved with a picture or project,
this entry cannot be included in the Individual Child
category and will be judged in the Class or School
category. Entries are limited to one per child but a number
of classes from one school may enter. Please ensure that the
project category, name, age and school address are clearly
marked and are securely attached to the back of each project,
facing upwards. We will endeavour, but cannot guarantee,
to return winning entries. Due to logistics, all other entries
will not be returned.
competition is only open to
primary school children in Munster.
to be sent to: Environmental Competition,
Sherkin Island Marine Station, Sherkin Island, Co. Cork.
Date: 5th July 2013
your own folder from recycled materials.
staples instead of plastic folders.
or photographs help bring a written project to life.
animal or plant you love.
Blue Flag beach near you.
river and its surroundings.
A garden you have planted.
you dont like about pollution.
study you carried out.
Types of waste we produce everyday.
us what is good or bad about YOUR local environment....
prizes - each including:
History Books: A collection for the school
books: "An A to Z of Geology"
books: "A Beginner's Guide to Ireland's Wild Flowers"
books: "A Beginner's Guide to Ireland's Seashore"
prizes: Two books: "Planet Earth II" &
"Ireland's Atlantic Shore"
Consolation Prizes: 5 sets of seven colouring &
guide booklets: Birds, Wild Flowers, Sea Life, Fossils,
Butterflies & Moths, Nature Diary & Creepy Crawlies.
Creepy Crawlies, Nature Diary & Safety Sam
prizes of: One book - Knowledge Encyclopedia Animal!
prizes of: One book - Picture This
prizes of: Two books - Living in the Wild series
& One book Nature School
prizes of: One book - Insects of Ireland
prizes of: One book - Power of Seasons
prizes of: Two books - Crocodile
& A Beginners Guide to Irelands Seashore
prizes of: Two books - Birds - A First Look at
Animals" & "A to Z of Geology"
prizes of: One book - Could a Penguin Ride a Bike?"
& Three Colouring Books: (Creepy Crawlies, Butterlies
& Moths, Wild Flowers)
will be notified, through their school in early October 2018
and the prizes will be sent directly to the winning schools
shortly afterwards. The decision of the judges will be final.
No cash alternatives for prizes. Some entries may be published
in Sherkin Comment or used for environmental displays or posters.
Results will also be posted on our website.
to be sent to:
Island Marine Station,
Sherkin Island, Co. Cork.
date: 6th July 2018
attach an entry
to the back of each entry.
© Sherkin Island Marine