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Spring Makeover for Glen Road Site

Published: Mon, 24 Mar 2014
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Holy Child Primary School children helped us to complete the makeover
Holy Child primary School Glen Road site
Green fingered pupils from Holy Child Primary School have helped us give a spring makeover to a site we own in West Belfast.
The site, which is located at the junction of Glen Road and Bingnian Drive, had recently been regraded. During the makeover year seven pupils from Holy Child Primary School helped us create a herbaceous bed, a shrub bed and a wildflower bed, all of which are visible from the Glen Road. To complete the look five silver birch trees were planted and the remaining area was re-turfed.
Speaking about the project Malachy Brennan, our Grounds Maintenance Manager for Belfast said: “The fact that there is a pylon in the middle of the site means it doesn’t lend itself to everything so we thought we would enlist a little bit of help and creativity in the form of pupils from nearby Holy Child Primary School.
“I have to say that as in previous projects the pupils have been involved with us in, their enthusiasm was second to none.  They really got into it and weren’t afraid to get their hands dirty to help us bring about what can only be described as the  transformation of this very prominent site.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the school for agreeing to participate in the project and hope that the pupils involved will be justifiably proud when they see their handiwork in full bloom.”
Teacher Diarmuid Moran added: “The children always enjoy working with the Housing Executive on projects like this because they not only get a break from normal class routine but get the opportunity to make a real and lasting impact in their own community.  
“The fact that they will have such a tangible and colourful reminder of their hard work is an added bonus.”