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New Year’s Day Winter Walk

Monday 1st January
Mount Stewart
Adult £10, Child £5

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Historic Garden Restoration

Sunday 7th January
Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co Armagh
Free

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Have a go: Hedge laying

Saturday 20th January
Mount Stewart
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Meadow Management

Sunday 21st January
Balloo Wetland & Woodland, Bangor
Free

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Action Renewables Energy Association (AREA) – The Opportunities in Energy Storage

Tuesday 23rd January
The Doyen, 829 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7GY
£66

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Griddle Baking

Saturday 27th January
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free

Get Stuck In at Murlough

Sunday 28th January
Murlough NNR
No Charge, Donations Welcome

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Sun Shines for Speedwell Camp 1 August 2013

During three very hot weeks in July Speedwell Trust held their 5th Annual Cross Community Summer programme. Ninety children from the local community, aged between 6–12 years old, took part in a range of outdoor action packed environmental activities at their centre in Parkanaur Forest Park near Dungannon.

The aim of the programme is to bring local children together from different schools to give them the opportunity to mix and meet each other as well as exploring their outdoor environment of Parkanaur Forest Park through a range of challenging but fun activities. Children were involved in technology activities, investigating wildlife habitats, pond dipping, exploring the local river, recycling, minibeast hunting as well as many practical fun activities. In the final day of each week the children travelled to the Armagh Planetarium to build rockets and explore the solar system.  

The Speedwell summer programme is led by staffs who are qualified and experienced teachers, as well as students from Stranmillis and St Mary’s Teacher Training College, St Ciaran’s College, Ballygawley and St Patrick’s Academy, Dungannon who are volunteering their services.

Over the last few years many parents have given very positive feedback. One parent stated ‘This is an excellent scheme – my daughter really enjoyed it every day. The activities were fantastic and helped her learn so much. She talked about what she did every day!’ 

Speedwell Trust Manager Eamon McClean said ‘This summer programme is unique to this local area. We provide an opportunity for young people to get outdoors and participate in fun activities which are both challenging and educational. It also allows children to come together to enjoy themselves in a stimulating environment irrespective of cultural background, colour or creed. This truly reflects the ethos of Speedwell.’