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Pupils tee-off on community golf project

Enda Campbell from the Darren Clarke Foundation is pictured with Adam, Tommy and Owen at the cross community event with pupils from Carnalbanagh Primary School, Carnlough Integrated Primary School and hosted by Seaview Primary School, Glenarm. INLT 13-021-PSB

Enda Campbell from the Darren Clarke Foundation is pictured with Adam, Tommy and Owen at the cross community event with pupils from Carnalbanagh Primary School, Carnlough Integrated Primary School and hosted by Seaview Primary School, Glenarm. INLT 13-021-PSB

The Darren Clarke Foundation visited Seaview Primary School in Glenarm recently.

Three schools from different backgrounds will come together to sample the basic skills of golf and make new friends with children their own age.

Pupils from primary four to primary seven at Carnlough Integrated Primary School and Carnalbanagh Primary met with pupils from Seaview Primary to enjoy a taster session of golf.

Seaview principal Barry Corr, explained: “These schools along with St. Mary’s Primary, Cargan, are developing a shared future together through sharing the expertise of staff resources, building facilities and other resources.

“Next term, pupils from all four schools will come together for play and active based learning while pupils in primary five and primary six will learn an aspect of numeracy together.”

The Darren Clarke Foundation was established in 2002 by the professional golfer from County Tyrone with a view to “giving something back to the gave which has been so good to me”.

Last week. Clarke was playing in the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando, Florida.

He has won 22 professional tournaments including the Open Championships 2011 and major tours including the European Tour, PGA Tour and Sunshine Tour. He has also won two World Golf Championships defeating Tiger Woods in the final in 2000.

Darren is determined to share his love of the game with others saying that another aim of the foundation is to “bring the game of golf to youngsters who may not have exposure or the opportunity to play golf”.

Pictured (top photo) is Mrs Ritchie from Carnalbanagh Primary School with Megan, Katie and Natasha at the Darren Clarke Foundation golfing taster in Seaview Primary School, Glenarm. INLT 13-022-PSB

Also pictured (bottom photo) are Laura, Chris, Charlie, Darach, Ben and Ruth from Carnalbanagh Primary School, Carnlough Integrated Primary School and Seaview Primary School, Glenarm. INLT 13-023-PSB

 
 
 

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