The Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) is delighted to announce a new competition for its 2009/2010 roll-out of the "Follow the Fleet" schools programme. The schools essay competition is sponsored by Transas, a world-leading Irish-based maritime navigation systems company. the IMDO educational website that aims to bring the world of maritime adventure, imagination and education to the classroom. The programme, which is now in its third year, is being used by over 400 schools around Ireland and is used in classrooms as a teaching aid for the SESE primary school curriculum.
The competition will be centred around three key themes that are all interlinked with the lesson chapters and "Captain's Logs" published on the Follow the Fleet website. The three themes that classes can write about are:
Maritime History Maritime
Trading in Ireland
Techology and the Mariner