To mark Northern Ireland’s Centenary, the UK Government developed a programme of events which took place across Northern Ireland. “Trees For Schools” was part of that programme, and offered every school in Northern Ireland a native tree to plant in their school grounds.
Lurgan Junior High School accepted this offer and received a Silver Birch Tree late, which was planted this morning at the front of school. Pictured in the photograph are members of the school's Board of Governors: Mrs McIlwaine (Vice-Chair of BOG); Mr Enderby, (Chair of BOG); Ms Carla Lockhart, (EA Representative); Mrs Lindsay (Parent Representative) and Mr McKay (EA Representative) along with principal, Mr McCoy. Also present are pupils from left to right: Dale A, Andrew B, Evyn C, Andrew K, Christopher D, Dylan B, Pawel C, Leah H and Aimee B.
We hope our tree will establish and grow for many years in the future and by absorbing carbon dioxide, be part of the action taken to tackle climate change.