A snapshot of life in Hazelwood
Monthly Attendance Awards
February Attendance Awards
Miss McDowell's class won for the red zone,
Mrs Szlacta's class won for the blue zone and
Mrs Breslin and Miss McCarron's class jointly won for the green zone. Well done!.
Children from Hazelwood Integrated Primary have built 50 bird boxes to provide a safe home for local birds as they enter the Spring egg laying season.
Constructed with materials provided by the Housing Executive, the bird boxes are now in place along wooded areas beside the school and the adjoining Whitewell housing estate.
Patricia Murtagh, Principal of Hazelwood Primary school, explained; “At Hazelwood Integrated we are committed to outdoor learning and we are also an ‘Eco School’, with a beautiful forest to our rear.
“It’s always good to encourage ‘hands on’ learning among pupils and this was a great way of doing that, as the children built the bird boxes using proper work tools.
“We viewed this initiative as an opportunity to create something positive in our local community and this type of outreach fits perfectly with school activities in promoting active citizenship.
“We’d like to thank the Housing Executive for engaging with us so positively, giving us bird box materials and for providing ground maintenance staff to put the boxes in place.”
Trudi Talib the Housing Executive’s Neighbourhood Officer for North Belfast said; “In 2015 the Housing Executive developed a Pledge for Nature Biodiversity Action Plan in conjunction with the RSPB.
“We pledged to work with local schools and community groups to develop support and understanding for nature conservation projects.
“Our work with Hazelwood Integrated Primary is an excellent example of this work and our Belfast Ground Maintenance and Direct Labour teams made time and staff available to plan and carry out the necessary work.
“We hope local residents and the children themselves have a great springtime birdwatching along the ‘Snakey Path’ and around the school itself.”
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