£1,000 agency award for Larne High pond project

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The Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) has awarded Larne High School £1,000 for an inspirational environmental improvement project.

The Water Environment Community Awards, organised by NIEA, aim to help communities to deliver projects that will enhance the quality of their local rivers, as well as inform and inspire others with their actions.

Over the next few months pupils from Larne High School will work to create a garden with a pond in the school grounds to attract wildlife.

When the work is complete the area will be available for use as an environmental education and recreational resource.

Dave Foster, NIEA’s Director of Environmental Protection said: “One of Northern Ireland’s most valuable resources is its natural water environment. It underpins our local economy as well as our health and well-being.

“Larne High School has demonstrated its commitment to protecting and improving its local water environment. I hope that their efforts over the next few months will inspire others to do their bit too and I would urge people to follow these projects and share what they see.”