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Derrychrin Primary School, Coagh, Cookstown
P7 ACTIVITY NI After School Club [12th June 2023]
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11th Apr 2022


The school along with our ECO Council have proposed plans in place to develop our outdoor garden area. This will also be part of our ECO Council action plan to maintain our ‘Green Flag’ status.

We have outlined a number of objectives in the aerial plan above that will be completed during term three.

These developments will provide the children with the opportunity to learn and play outside whatever the weather.

We are keen to avail of support from any parent or family members who would be willing to offer advice, and assistance with the following areas:

  • sand and paint our current picnic benches
  • make raised vegetable beds
  • power wash perimeter wall next to the road.

As part of our School Development Plan for Year 2 and Year 3, we aim to further develop our ECO garden area and an outdoor learning area in the P1 and P2 playground area.



Thank you to Martin Wilson who has removed bushes, tree stumps and roots from various areas around the school grounds and planted a beech hedge in the climbing frame area.

Thank you also to members of our ECO Council, Mrs Hassan, Siobhan, our caretaker and Nikki who have planted shrubs and fruit plants behind the rockery area and flower bed areas at the back perimeter fence. With new plant species added to the school grounds, it will attract a greater variety of insects and wildlife to support the children’s understanding and learning of the outdoor world.