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Green fingered kids at Sion Mills

Published: Tue, 8 Jul 2014
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Sion Mills pupils show off their gardening skills
Sion Mills pupils
Sion Mills Primary School pupils took a break from classes before the holidays to show off their green fingers in a Housing Executive and Groundwork NI event, funded through the Ireland Fund.
Karen Kirkegaard, from Groundwork NI, provided her expertise as the kids learnt how to take cuttings from established plants to help cultivate their own and then created some bright and summer pots contain flowering bedding plants, as well as aromatic herbs.
The pupils then had a bit of an extra physical challenge as they helped plant apple trees in the school grounds – with big hopes that they’ll return after the summer holidays to a bumper apple harvest!
The planting marks the start of our Junior Warden project with the school that will see the kids take part in anti-social behaviour talks, poster competitions and The Way We See It Photography Project.
Patrick Duddy, our Social Education Officer said: “This is the second year we’ve had the chance to work with kids in Sion Mills and each time they’ve loved showing off their gardening skills, and the chance to learn something new.”