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Summer School Fun In Crumlin Glen

31 July 2015

photo from the event
The Deputy Mayor is joined by children and staff Orla Carey, Bernadette Tate and Loran Bettley from Sleepy Hollow Nursery and Jo Mulholland, Kate McAllister, Marie Byrne and Catherine O'Boyle from RSBP at the Summer School in Crumlin Glen.  

 

Deputy Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, Councillor John Blair, met children from the local Sleepy Hollow Nursery who were the first participants on the Crumlin Glen Biodiversity Summer School. The school programme was delivered by the RSPB field teaching team.

Councillor Blair, said, “It was a pleasure to visit the scenic Crumlin Glen, which made a perfect venue for the family summer school to learn about biodiversity.”

He continued, “It was lovely to see local families enjoying the Glen and learning about our river species, including Dippers, Dollaghan, Kingfishers and Otters.”

Alexander Roberts, aged 6, a school participant said, “I love Crumlin Glen” and his sister Georgia, aged 4 added, “My favourite part was the mini beast hunt.”

The summer school had a packed week of activities including bird watching, butterfly surveying, mini beast hunt and making a hedgehog home.