Queen's Architecture students are working alongside North Belfast Alternatives to kickstart a restorative education programme within BBMS and the community that surrounds it. The programme offers the chance for community members to work together with pupils in creating a social enterprise that involves vegetable growing and harvesting with the hope of eventually distributing their crops to local group members such as Good Morning Ballysillan.
Day 1 : The pupils came along with our group of Queen's students to clean out and organise the disused greenhouse as well as learning to photograph the site so you get the most from the image and measuring up the space available.
Day 2 : The pupils sanded down and painted the wooden batons that make the table tops within the greenhouse space to fit with the colour scheme, they also decided upon a name for the project 'BM Garden Growers' and a slogan that they felt suited their community and the project's ultimate aim - 'Keep 'er green'.
This story will be updated as the boys progress through the programme.