Thousands of pupils in over 800 primary schools across Northern Ireland are being given the opportunity to help their teacher be crowned ‘Belfast Harbour Green Teacher of the Year’ by telling Action Renewables, in no more than 100 words, about the hard work their teacher does to look after the environment and educate children about ‘green’ issues.
All entries must be made to Action Renewables by October 21st when they will be judged by a panel of experts, including David Knott, Environmental Manager, Belfast Harbour, Laura Coey, Primary School climate change teacher, Action Renewables and Jacqueline Gibson, Sustainability Co-ordinator at Graham Construction.
Six finalists and their classes will be invited to take part in an all-expenses-paid fun challenge day at W5 on Wednesday, 16th November, 2011, where they will meet Webster, Belfast Harbour’s environmental Port ‘Monster’, invent wind-powered racing machines and enjoy an interactive ‘Talking Rubbish’ show.
The day will conclude with one teacher being awarded the coveted Belfast Harbour Green Teacher of the Year title and winning tickets for their class for the Christmas pantomime or Ulster Orchestra concert, a large hamper for the teacher, as well as an additional day at W5. There will also be prizes for the two runner ups of hampers and W5 tickets for their classes. All pupils attending the Challenge day will receive goodie bags.
Roy Adair, Belfast Harbour CEO, said: