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Kids' mosaic celebrates brent-geese

By Linda Stewart

A mosaic celebrating the brent-goose migration has been created by more than 150 schoolchildren across the Ards Peninsula.

Most of the world population of pale-bellied brent-geese passes through Strangford Lough every autumn after the birds migrate thousands of miles from their Arctic breeding grounds.

Pupils from across the peninsula celebrated this feat by taking part in a series of workshops to design a feature mosaic led by local artists Sally Houston and Laureen McGill. It has now been unveiled at the National Trust's Mount Stewart site.

Events manager Rachel Hart said: "We are delighted to unveil such a beautiful mosaic to welcome visitors to Mount Stewart and are very grateful to both Bombardier Aerospace and Arts and Business NI for supporting this collaboration."

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