Pupils from 2 Bellaghy schools have planted 1,500 bulbs to bring Spring colour to the village next year.
Over 50 pupils from Bellaghy Primary School and St Mary’s Primary School took part in the project, planting a variety of daffodil bulbs in a green space outside Bellaghy Bawn.
Part of Mid Ulster District Council’s environmental education programme, the scheme has seen schools from across Mid Ulster become involved in planting, helping children to understand the process of growing and how it relates to the changing seasons.
Chair of the Council’s Environment Committee, Councillor Christine McFlynn, visited Bellaghy, to see the children’s work:
“This is another great example of how we can involve our children in very simple, but effective activities to develop their understanding of the natural world and how we can all play a part not just in protecting our environment by recycling and re-using, but by enhancing it by growing our own plants and flowers”.
For further information about environmental education in Mid Ulster, contact the Recycling Education Officers on 03000 132 132, E: firstname.lastname@example.org.