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Two years of hard work paid off this month as the children of the Pupil Council were invited to the Official Opening of Ballyoran Playpark.

Thanks to Alan Poots of Lisburn City Council, our children have been involved in this project from conception to the end result. They picked the equipment they would like to see and attended a site visit to oversee the work as it was underway. We had the fabulous opportunity to work with Therese Gorman, a local artist, to create stunning artwork for display at the park. We picked the theme of giraffes, very special to our hearts, as well as the word TOGETHER, to represent all of the Brooklands children, past, present and future in this play park. Every child from P1 to P7 had the opportunity to get hands-on with creating the felt for the artwork, so this is something we are all very proud of. The Mayor of Lisburn officially opened the park and praised our pupils for their dedication to their school and the community, as well as their enthusiasm, stories and fabulous behaviour at the opening event. They are a credit to us all and superb ambassadors for all of the wonderful children within Brooklands Primary School.

Official Opening of Ballyoran Playpark 2017

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In Brooklands Primary School we foster a sense of pride and independence in our children, encouraging each child to respect themselves, others and the environment in which they live.
We demonstrate this by showing each child that we value their opinions and listen to what they have to say. Through our Pupil Council every child in Brooklands has the opportunity to raise their suggestions and become involved in real-life decision making around the school.
Last year the Pupil Council worked to improve the playground environment through planting plants, establishing a quiet friendship corner and by selecting new games for each year group to play with.
We began tackling issues surrounding transport, encouraging more children to walk and cycle to school, thus improving health and fitness whilst making the roads around our school a safer place to be. We have worked in partnership with Sustrans to promote sustainable modes of transport, putting cycle training in place for many more children within our school as well as organising Bikers’ Breakfasts and Walk to School events throughout the year.
This year the Pupil Council look forward to building on their successes within school, whilst looking at how we can also help others by organising events to raise money for charity.  
Picture 1 Ready, Set, Go!
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Picture 3 Ready for off!
Picture 4 Here come the girls!
Picture 5 dun-na dun-na dun-na!!!!
Picture 6 A wheely wheely fast shark!
Picture 7 Not from one of our sandwiches!
Picture 8 On Litter Patrol!
Picture 9 Sustrans Cycle Training
Picture 10 Sustrans Cycle Training
Picture 11 Sustrans Cycle Training
Picture 12 Sustrans Cycle Training
Picture 13 A busy KS1 cycle pod!
Picture 14 I Like to Bike!
Picture 15 Roll up, Roll up... quite literally!
Picture 16 Eco Flag Success!!
Picture 17 We're Going on a Bike Count!
Picture 18 Eco Club!
Picture 19 Litter Picking & Bike Counting
Picture 20 Bike and scooters as far as the eye can see!
Picture 21 After a busy Litter Patrol
Picture 22 The most refreshing way to travel!
Picture 23 Our new cycle pod
Picture 24 Here we come!
Picture 25 The Big Pedal Winners