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Council Supports Local School Green Community project

Council Supports Local School Green Community project

July 4, 2018

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council was pleased to have the opportunity to support the recent Green Project at Fort Hill Integrated Primary School, which saw a new polytunnel built within the school grounds; and this green project was initiated by Tesco, Lisburn.

Tesco Community Champion Ann Broome wrote to local schools asking if they had any project which needed urgent assistance.  Fort Hill Integrated Primary School’s polytunnel had suffered substantial damage and was in great need of repair, so Tesco’s raised the funds to replace it through a fundraising bag pack and J.P Corry, donated materials.

Fort Hill Integrated Primary School and Nursery Unit are involved in the Council’s waste food recycling project.   All food waste from the school is recycled into compost as part of the brown bin recycling service; and returned back to the school for use in the poly tunnel and nursery grounds.

The completed project is a true example of partnership working between a local school, local businesses and the Council.  The bag pack at Tesco raised the funds for the new polytunnel cover, J P Corry donated wood bark for the flooring and assisted with some work in this area, Tesco’s provided vegetable seeds and plants while the Council provided compost and a border of wild flowers around the polytunnel.

Mr Clive Anderson, Principal of Fort Hill I.P.S. said: “The amazing compost provided by the Council helps bulbs and vegetables literally jump out of the ground! By encouraging our pupils to garden and experience the wonders of growth, from a young age, we are teaching them a lot about the World around Us. We value the partnership with the Council, in helping make our pupils aware of the importance of recycling towards a greener future.  We are indebted to Tesco’s team of volunteers and Ann Broome, their Community Champion, Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council and to J.P. Corry’s for their support to the project.”