10 May 2012
McCarthy’s ‘Make a Model Boat Project’, 2012
Cllr. Kieran McCarthy has launched the annual McCarthy’s ‘Make a Model Boat Project’. Aimed at Cork students in primary and secondary schools, it is about making a model boat at home from recycled materials and bring it along for judging to the Atlantic Pond on Sunday afternoon, 10 June 2012, 2pm. The event is being run in association with Meitheal Mara’s upcoming Ocean to City Maritime Festival and the Lifetime Lab. There are two categories, one for primary and one for secondary students. There are prizes for best models and the event is free to enter. Cllr. McCarthy, who is heading up the event, noted “I am encouraging creation, innovation and imagination amongst our young people, which are important traits for all of us to develop”. See www.kieranmccarthy.ie under community programme for application form details.
McCarthy’s Make a Model Boat Project is part of a series of events for the Ocean to City Maritime Festival at the heart of which is the annual rowing race from the mouth of Cork Harbour to the City. The race is open to all types of traditional & fixed seat rowing boats The organising team is part of Meitheal Mara based at Crosses Green House, Cork. Meitheal Mara is a registered charity working in the areas of boatbuilding, rowing and woodwork training with various groups including youth & the long-term unemployed. More information can be found at www.oceantocity.com.