Three local schools are among 32 to benefit from DOE Challenge Fund

Wed, 21/10/2015 - 14:42 -- Editor

Three schools in the North West are among 32 schools that will receive £90,245 from the DOE’s Challenge Fund for environmental projects.

Announcing the successful projects at Thornhill College in Derry, Environment Minister Mark H Durkan said: “It is fantastic to see the passion that our young people have in the protection and enhancement of the environment.”

Local schools included are Thornhill College, which receives £4,000 for its ‘Journey to Zero Waste’ educational recycling initiative.

Glendermott P.S. receives £3,300 for the ‘Glendermott Garden Community’ project developing horticulture facilities throughout the school and developing a disused woodland site.

The Omagh Early Years Centre receives £4,000 for its Storybook Garden, which the children have developed from a previously wild and overgrown site.