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SEA-SEIS school competition winners announced!

DIAS has announced the winners of our SEA-SEIS competitions for Primary and Secondary Schools.

The SEA-SEIS Drawing Competition for Primary Schools ran from October to December, 2018, advertised on the SEA-SEIS website and in InTouch (Irish National Teachers’ Organisation’s monthly magazine). We have received numerous entries from schools in Ireland and Italy. The winners of the competition have now been announced and sent their prizes: the Special Edition, 2019-2020 SEA-SEIS Calendars, celebrating the wonderful art by the students.

Students from Istituto Comprensivo Don Lorenzo Milani, Lamezia Terme, Italy receiving their prizes.

The SEA-SEIS Song and Rap Competition for Secondary Schools ran from October to December, 2018, also advertised on the SEA-SEIS website and through teacher networks. It received excellent entries – creative, imaginative, artistic, and with a variety of original takes on Earth science and seismology at sea. The winners and runners-up have now been announced on the SEA-SEIS website. They include:

GRAND PRIZE and Special Mention for best SEA-SEIS song: “The Earth is so alive inside it’s always movin’.” Lyrics by James Moore, 14, class 2.1, music by Luke Shiels and Killian Taylor, 17, 6th year. Science teacher: John Bourke. Presentation College Bray, Co. Wicklow.

GRAND PRIZE and Special Mention for Best Performance: “When you want to measure the shaking…” By Caren Lara Chilewitz, Albane Charmeil, Astrid Jaubert, Sabrina O’Connell, Kacey Philippe, 2nd year Science and Technology class (4eme, science teacher: Céline Tirel), Lycée Français d’Irlande, Dublin.

Special Prize, Best Science Song and Special Mention, Best Adapted Lyrics: “The Pressure Builds Up.” By Class 1.11 (teacher: Siobhan Alley), Presentation Secondary School, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

Hear some of the songs in the SEA-SEIS Art video.

The project SEA-SEIS (Structure, Evolution And Seismicity of the Irish offshore) involves scientists from the DIAS deploying 18 seismometers at the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean. The network, currently in place, covers the entire Irish offshore, with a few sensors also in the UK and Iceland’s waters. The seismometers are to be retrieved in Spring 2020. For more information about the project please go to https://sea-seis.ie/