27 October 2023

Local Schools Bring Splash of Colour to Dublin Port Safety Week

As part of the third annual Irish Port Safety Week, Dublin Port Company welcomed over 100 children from St Patrick’s Girls’ National School, Ringsend, and St. Joseph’s Co-ed Primary School, East Wall, to the Pumphouse for a Colouring Competition Award Ceremony.

The children coloured in pictures relating to port safety, including spot the difference drawings of health and safety examples from within Dublin Port. Goodie bags were handed out and there were numerous prizes awarded to children from both primary schools for their brilliant colouring skills.

There was a Q&A session with a member of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), who also demonstrated how to put on and inflate a lifejacket, which is vital for safety near the water.  

The colouring competition, sponsored by Pollution and Waste Services Limited, was one of several events taking place during Irish Port Safety Week at Dublin Port. Port Safety Week allows the Port Authorities of Ireland to work collaboratively through the Irish Port Safety Forum to highlight a collective awareness of and responsibility for health and safety. Other events included staged water and land-based emergency scenarios, a demonstration by a state-of-the-art tug master vehicle and the RSA Shuttle Bus was also on site for two days.

Edel Currie, Community Engagement Manager for Dublin Port, said: “We were thrilled to host St Patrick’s Girls’ School and St Joseph’s Co-ed Primary School at Dublin Port’s Pumphouse. Both Schools entered our Port Safety Week colouring competition, so it was fantastic to get all the kids in to see their efforts on the wall.


“Dublin Port have a longstanding relationship with the local primary schools. A lot of the children’s families have historically worked in the port, and we feel that it is important to keep that connection alive today. Whenever appropriate we always try to include the local primary schools. We see our close connections with the local schools as a key part of our port-city integration.” 

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