Dear Teacher

We know that one of the biggest challenges for teachers during the Covid-19 restrictions is expanding children’s literacy and numeracy skills. As part of the Something Fishy programme, Inland Fisheries Ireland working in partnership with the Education Centres is running a poetry competition. The competition is open to all students currently signed up to the Something Fishy programme.

Poetry writing is an excellent practice for strengthening a student’s writing skills. It’s an opportunity for students to develop their creative expression and also to research information about how fish live.  They can access lots of information on the Something Fishy Website  which will help any budding poet to come up with tons of ideas


Each of the 6 Regional RBD’s prize winning poems will go on to compete for the overall “Something Fishy” schools prize.

The overall Something Fishy schools Winner receives a prize to the value of €150 and their school will receive a Hamper of goodies including a microscope and field guides to the value of €500

To Enter

Each individual student must write a 5 line Poem on the topic

“My life as a fish”

  • Only one entry per student.
  • Entries must be the student’s original work.
  • Each entry must include: Name, Class, and School.

Completed entries should be sent by email to your local IFI Coordinator by Friday 15th May. 

We look forward to hearing from you; please let us know if your school would like to participate. If you have any queries please emails us and we will be delighted to answer any questions.

Something Fishy Schools Poetry Competition