Our Pupil Councillors are looking ahead to projects to tackle within the new year...
We are keen to develop our outdoor grounds and were delighted to be awarded a grant from Love Live Here, to the value of £1400 to help us towards our goals! We have plans for a sensory garden, with an outdoor classroom space using logs as seats, so watch this space! :)
Inspire Business Park are kindly donating fruit trees for our grounds, as well as providing a gardener to help us carry out our projects, and learn new skills along the way.
Mr McMillan our caretaker is helping us to build equipment for our playground, and The Men's Shed have built an outdoor kitchen for our infant playground, which is wonderful!
We are still collecting your old school uniforms, so that we may run a 'Pre-Loved Uniform Shop' next year, which will help the environment and our purse strings when buying school uniforms throughout the year.
The Waste Education Bus is booked once more, where the nursery children, as well as P2, P4, P6 and P7 classes will learn all about reusing and recycling our waste, with an opportunity for some arts and crafts using junk materials too!
Another main focus for this year is to tackle single - use plastics in school and at home. One pupil councillor has already designed a brochure to educate and persuade us all to rethink our choices when it comes to single-use plastics, and we look forward to making these vital changes in school as well as at home.
As a pupil council committed to looking after each other and the environment in which we live, we know that if we all make small changes, together we can achieve something great!
Thank you to everyone for being a part of something very special, and very important within our school and community as a whole!
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.