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Schools gear up for First Flight Wind visit

Following the successful launch of The First Flight Wind Education programme in Spring the this year, the Community Liaison Team invited primary and secondary schools in the south Down area to one of the morning sessions of the Information Day events to be held in September. The Information Days will update the local community on the offshore wind farm project and will take place in Ardglass, Newcastle, Kilkeel, Downpatrick, Portavogie, Portaferry, Warrenpoint and Carlingford. Operating on a first come first served basis, places were quickly filled with ten schools signing up as early as June in order to secure their visit to the Information Day events. Victoria McCabe First Flight Community Liaison Team said: “We have been delighted with the response. This is another excellent opportunity for local schools to find out more about the development of this offshore wind project. At the Information Day events pupils and teachers and pupils will be able to meet members of the Project and ask them questions about this offshore wind project. We anticipate some lively discussions. It is crucial that we keep young people informed about the project and the science behind it and we look forward to welcoming all the schools who have signed up to attend.”   There is still availability at the Portavogie (September 16, Community Hall) and Portaferry (September 17, Market House) Information Days if your school is interested in attending a morning session. To make arrangements please email info@firstflight.com or call the Community Liaison Team on (028 9042 3165 before Thursday 5th September to book your place. If your school can’t make it on an Information Day session you can learn more about the offshore project by accessing free educational resources for both primary and secondary schools from the First Flight Wind website www.firstflightwind.com/education


Newry Democrat

27th August 2013