A young Rathmullan family had a ‘whale’ of a time being among the winners in The Marine Institute’s recent Explorers Education Programme.
The institute recently engaged with up to seventy primary school children, as well as their teachers and parents, who took part in the Explorers programme that focused on learning about whales and dolphins, throughout February.
Sophia (10), Senan (8) and Eleanor (5) Gorney were amongst the winners with their home video presentation about dolphins and a puppet/3D diorama project.
The Gorneys also caught the judges attention with a video of their very funny ocean joke!
Their mum, Sophia has also said they are huge fans of the sea, and are also members of Rathmullan Sailing Club and Tonnta Open Water Swim School.
All of the projects were entered into the Explorers Whale Day competition that was celebrated on Sunday (21st February) as part of World Whale Day.
The Explorers Education Programme team are delighted to announce the winners of the Explorers Whale Day Competition, from six counties including Donegal, Sligo, Galway, Wicklow, Kerry, and Dublin.
Carried out by the Sea Synergy outreach team, based in Waterville, Co Kerry, the team ran a series of Explorers online classes and projects for the children, learning all about whales and dolphins.
“The children completed experiments learning about whale blubber, completed amazing projects – creating whale models, art work, infographic posters and dioramas of whales living under the sea, as well as puppet shows and short films,” explained Rebecca Murphy, Outreach officer, Sea Synergy.