Limavady kids plant a winter display

Limavady kids plant a winter display
At the planters on Rathbrady Road are (back row): Chris McLaughlin, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Alana Donnelly and Martina Forrest, Housing Executive Patch Managers, Stephen Proctor, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, and teacher, Mrs Casey, with some of the children from Termoncanice Primary School.

Children from two primary schools in Limavady were busy planting up a cheery winter flower display last month, with help from the Housing Executive and Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council.

Local staff at the Housing Executive and the Council have previously worked with children from Termoncanice Primary School and Rossmar Primary School, making sure they learn about the plants and flowers around them as well as how to plant and nurture them. 

Martina Forrest, Housing Executive Patch Manager, explains:

“This is the third time we’ve worked with the local school children and the Council over the last few years to plant flowers and bulbs.

“The children are excited to be out of lessons and don’t realise they’re learning useful skills about their surroundings, and how plants and flowers grow.”

“Our staff and the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council staff take time to help the children plant the flowers and bulbs.  It’s a real pleasure to see them blooming in a few weeks and the kids get a real kick out of producing a living display.”

Mrs Casey, the children’s teacher from Termoncanice Primary School, said:

“The children had a lot of fun and enjoyed the whole experience.”

Check out the large planters on the Rathbrady Road with their fine display of winter colour.

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