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Magilligan pupils are 'Best Kept'

Published: Fri, 6 Jun 2014
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Flower Power - St Aidan’s pupils helping us in Magilligan
St Aidan's PS planting Magilligan
The local school children are helping their community get ready for the Best Kept competition.
Green fingered pupils in Magilligan took time out of their busy school day this week to help us plant flowers on one of our estates.
The pupils from St Aidan’s Primary School, Aughil, lent a helping hand at the Oughtymoyle Avenue to get it ready for the upcoming NI Amenity Council’s Best Kept Housing Area awards.
Raincoats were quickly discarded as a rainy and overcast morning gave way to a bright sunny afternoon. Plans for the kids to plant a shrub each to complete one of the planned beds were quickly discarded when they raced through the first batch, before getting stuck into the second bed as well!
Karen Young, our Neighbourhood officer, said: “It was great to see the enthusiasm of the kids and their eagerness to help out. An added bonus was the number of residents who came out from the neighbouring houses to thank the children, and who were full of praise for their hard work.”
Stephen Proctor, Grounds Supervisor, added: “It’s great to give the kids the opportunity to make a positive difference; projects like this give them real ownership of their community and show them the positive contribution they can make.”