St. Colman's Primary School
pupils recently took to the waters of Belfast
Lough as part of an environmental voyage of
discovery organised by the Port of Belfast. The
tour was part of the Port's new environmental
from St. Colman's Primary School, Lambeg, recently took to the
waters of Belfast Lough to discover the secrets of the Port of
The children, who were joined by 350 pupils
from 11 schools across Northern Ireland, were taking part in an
environmental 'voyage of discovery' organised by the Port which
included a close encounter with 'Webster the Port Monster'.
'Webster', a mythical creature who lives in
Belfast Lough, is the Port's environmental guardian who is
leading a school's campaign to encourage pupils to take an
interest in the environment and learn about the 400-year history
of the Port.
Among the highlights during the hour-long
tour were close up views of the slipways and docks where the
Titanic was built, the Port's scrap metal yards and oil berths
as well as sightings of the Lough's seal colony which lives near
Harland &Wolff's iconic cranes. Gerry McVeigh, Principal of St.
Colman's Primary said: "Its been great to see at firsthand how a
working Port operates and 'Webster the Port Monster' has helped
get everyone enthused about doing their bit for the environment.
"We've had a fantastic time and we'd all like to
thank the Port of Belfast for arranging such a memorable day