Over the last few years, St Oliver Plunkett NS has been utterly transformed with the building of a beautiful brand new school, and the transformation of the original 3 teacher village school.
As the builders gradually moved off site, and the grounds were being planted and grassed we approached the school with a proposal to set up an 'Area of Reflection' - a place where anyone could come to sit, rest, relax, reflect and remember.
We envisaged installing a bench surrounded by wild flowers under a lovely tree. In consultation with the school, the plan changed slightly to an area for Spring Flowers, as there were already areas given over to pollinator plants.
In planning our project, we have piggy backed on a lovely area created by Roy Skinner, Landscape Gardener and former past pupil, incorporating a pond surrounded by a gravelled area and a bedding area, a bug motel and bird box.