St Patrick’s pupils plant for colourful Springtime

Pupils from St Patrick's Primary School, Pennyburn, with Patrick Duddy, Housing Executive Social Education Project, Gareth Austin, North West Regional College and Radio Foyle's resident gardener at the Playtrail, Belmont. (2401BM01)
Pupils from St Patrick's Primary School, Pennyburn, with Patrick Duddy, Housing Executive Social Education Project, Gareth Austin, North West Regional College and Radio Foyle's resident gardener at the Playtrail, Belmont. (2401BM01)

St Patrick’s Primary School, Pennyburn, pupils recently teamed up with Patrick Duddy, Housing Executive Social Education Project and Gareth Austin, North West Regional College and Radio Foyle’s resident gardener to help prepare the Playtrail, Belmont, for a colourful springtime by planting 1500 daffodil bulbs beside the park.

The boys from St Patrick’s P7 classes made light work of the job at hand and had all the bulbs planted within an hour.

Gareth Austin said: “I love working on projects like this, the kids are all future gardeners. The site will look great when it’s in full bloom in the spring and will hopefully be enjoyed by everyone using the park or going to the local schools.”

Patrick Duddy added: “The Playtrail planting was one of sixteen planting days Gareth and I have organized; and the pupils really showed great community spirit and worked with no complaints at all – despite the cold weather.”