Aughlisnafin primary school opens new sensory garden

Aughlisnafin primary school opens new sensory garden

4 September 2019

CHILDREN, teachers and parents at St Mary’s Primary School, Aughlisnafin, celebrated the completion of a sensory garden and outdoor learning centre at the school with a barbecue and family fun night last Friday.

The garden was officially opened by the school principal, Paddy Hardy, and Laura Brennan, chairperson of the school’s parent-teacher association.

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service and the RNLI were in attendance to advise the children on fire and water safety.

Another special guest was Down gaelic footballer Rory Burns, who took on the children in a ‘Beat the Goalie’ competition. 

The school staff got involved by raising funds with a ‘Sponge the Teacher’ event which was a highlight for the children.

A total of £1,248 was raised from all the activities and the barbecue. 

The school wishes to Fresh Food Centre, Castlewellan, Finnegans Butchers, Castlewellan, and Eurospar, Clough, for their donations.

The school also wishes to thank everyone who attended the event for their support.