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Redburn primary to host shared future film premiere

By Michael Bashford

Published 10/06/2010

The pupils of Redburn Primary School and Redburn and Loughview Community Forum in Holywood are inviting the local community and former pupils of the school to the premiere of a film made by the P6 and P7 pupils.

The film will showcase work carried out by pupils at the school on what they feel a shared neighborhood should be and the event marks the launch of a Shared Neighbourhood Charter, creating by the children for the area.

The launch will be held on Tuesday, June 15, at 11am in Redburn Primary School, followed by lunch at 12noon and activities until 3pm.

Teacher Susan Jones, who has been involved in the project, explained: “Last year, the Minister for Social Development launched the second phase of the Shared Neighbourhood Programme at Redburn Primary School.

“Since then, we have worked with the local Redburn and Loughview Community Forum on intergeneration projects, and we have even helped the PSNI with speed checks and painted over the graffiti in Holywood.”

She continued: “The P6 and P7 pupils have made a short film based on what they feel a shared neighbourhood should be.

“They have also produced a Shared Neighbourhood Charter, with the help of the community forum and the Housing Executive, which we are asking residents to sign as their commitment to living in a Shared Neighbourhood.

“The event on June 15 will also celebrate Redburn Primary School’s 50th anniversary so that is why we are inviting former pupils of the school to come along and join in the festivities.”

Ms Jones said that the afternoon would be taken up with a range of sporting activities, games, crafts, food tasting and much more. There will also be two showings of the film at 11am and 1pm.

“This is the first opportunity since the recent bomb attack for the whole local community to come together,” she continued.

“All members of the local community are welcome to come along and hear about the great work that has been happening and what is planned for the future.”

For further information contact Susan Jones at Redburn Primary School on telephone 9042 8549.

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