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Make a difference challenge 2018. Atticall Clean-up Rap

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Primary 6 and 7s have worked very hard on the make a difference challenge. So far we have planted lots of flowers, including some in tyres, painted some fences, picked up lots of litter, hung hanging baskets, repaired benches and much, much more. This is how it all began. . . in April all of the P6and 7s wrote our own speech about what we think could be done to make a difference in our community. Later that month we all narrowed it down to three different causes. The three choices were: clean up the community, sea pollution or pot holes. We all voted for the three choices, the final result was that the clean-up was the most popular. The next week we did an audit to see what could be improved. We recorded what we discovered in our audit and used that as guidelines for what we could improve. We needed money to all of these ideas, so we came to the conclusion that a bun sale would be a very good opportunity to raise money. We raised a total of £142.27 at the bun-sale. We also had lots of sponsorship from local businesses. With all of the totals of the sponsors and the bun sale the over-all total was £439.11. we were all extremely proud of this, it showed that working together and cooperating with others really pays off. on Friday 15th we had the clean-up, across from the chapel in the green area. Volunteers and parents came to help us. We appreciated all the help and sponsorship hat we got from the locals, and we are very grateful of all your support

We have come soooo far and we all enjoyed doing it. In the future we hope that the next generation will continue to take care of the community, like we did.

By Eva, Katie and Caitlin P6

Atticall Clean-up

Our journey through the make a difference challenge 2018


First of all we were told about the Young Citizens Make a Difference Challenge 2018 by the p.7 teacher Mrs Morrow and the acting principle Mrs Sloan. Then we had a task for homework, it was to make a speech each and present to all of the P.6’s and the P.7’s. We all decided on Litter, dog fouling and potholes. In the afternoons we all worked very hard and made big decisions about what our cause was going to be!

 We all voted and at the end most people voted for litter. We went down to the village green and decided how we could clean it up. Next in school we asked people to donate money or help in any what they could.

To raise money we held a bun sale and everyone brought in buns. We  got a massive total of £142.27

Then on Friday 15th of June we started to actually make a difference . When got down to the village green we where pleased that the grass was already cut by the Council!

We started of by putting  the st . tyres that were donated  by E.D Tyres into to place and filled them with compost and planted loads of brightly coloured flowers. Then in the centre of the area we put down lots of compost and stuck a bird house in the centre so that the birds have somewhere to re

Next we bought some sheep decorations to symbolise Atticall. We also put in a plant to attract bees to make it a bee friendly garden , we also got the horrible and dangerous benches fixed . We have and will keep trying to maintain the garden the way it is by watering the plants and making sure everything is clean and tidy.

We had a great success and thankyou for everyone for volunteering including Norlect Engineering, Total Electric LTD, The Mourne Lodge, Moyfab, Eddie Doran and Ann Doran , Sean Sloan ,John Cunningham and Mark Maginn who lifted the tyres and got the compost. We couldn’t of done it without all of you!