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Portglenone Primary School Children Draw their Dream Home

Published: Thur, 19 Mar 2015
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'My Dream Home' competition winner at St Mary’s PS, Portglenone,  Sarah O'Kane, P6 with Sarah McCurdy, from the Housing Executive and principal Mrs Milner.
St Mary's Portglenone Dream home
Local school children from schools in Portglenone recently took part in our “My Dream Home” competition.  
The competition is part of a programme of events to help decide if new social or affordable housing is needed in the Portglenone area.
Pupils from Portglenone Primary School and St Mary’s Primary School took part.
Our East Area Manager, Mairead Myles Davey, explained:
“We are encouraging anyone in housing need to register with us. Often in rural areas people do not register as they feel they will have little chance of being housed in their local area. However, this leads to a situation where no new homes are ever provided because there is no apparent need.”
“As well as a drawing sheet, each child was given a leaflet for their parent or guardian encouraging anyone in genuine housing need to come forward.  The standard of drawings was very high.
“While we might not be able to provide all of the great features designed by the children like swimming pools, slides and game rooms, identifying that there is a need is the first step on the road to providing decent homes where they are needed.
“I would encourage anyone in housing need in the Portglenone area to register before March 20 by ringing 028 25 66 7881.”  
We would like to thank the pupils for their help in organising the competition.  The winners were Kathy Archer and Sarah O Kane.
Sarah McCurdy, from the Housing Executive and Fiona Logan, Portglenone Primary School, present winner Kathy Archer, P5 with winner of the 'My Dream Home' competition. Kathy is pictured with some of her P5 classmates at Portglenone PS who participated in the competition in the school.
Portglenone Dream Home Winner