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Children from St Ita's Primary school and Belvoir Primary school all have smiles after a great day out wandering a wide and diverse variety of stalls at the Balmoral Show together. They all had the chance to buy a little something to take home as a reminder of their special day together.

Children from St Ita's Primary school and Belvoir Primary school all have smiles after a great day out wandering a wide and diverse variety of stalls at the Balmoral Show together. They all had the chance to buy a little something to take home as a reminder of their special day together.

Children from St Ita's Primary school and Belvoir Primary school all have smiles after a great day out wandering a wide and diverse variety of stalls at the Balmoral Show together. They all had the chance to buy a little something to take home as a reminder of their special day together.

Children from two primary schools in south Belfast took the opportunity to ‘muck about’ together in the annual Balmoral farming and agricultural extravaganza.



Last Thursday, May 13, children from Belvoir Primary School paired with St Ita’s Primary School pupils in a cross community outing to see the wonders of the Balmoral Show together.

The trip was funded by Tesco Extra and was organised by the Tesco Extra Newtownbreda community champion Esther Bloch who visited each school before to hand out 15 tickets for the Balmoral show.

Mr Close, the primary school teacher at St Ita’s took along some of his P5 students.

He said: “It was a great day. This was the first time the children we took had ever went to the show. It was even the first time I myself went —I would always see the traffic around the King’s Hall and try to avoid it!

“However, I would definitely take children to it again, especially after a lot of the pupils told me that it was their first time seeing farm animals up close. They also couldn’t believe the size of the animals, like the show jumping horses. They were also very interested in seeing all the agricultural machinery and tractors — again something they felt was very new to them.

“All the children were well behaved and had a great time wandering the stalls. They were all at the very front when they were watching the skateboarders and other Xtreme sport tricksters perform. They were almost glued to that show.

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“They really enjoyed it and got to make new friends in the process.”


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