The Eco Warriors, the Black Thorns, from St Peter’s national school 3rd class, recently raided the village green at the centre of Dromiskin as part of the 2013 Eco Tribes Challenge.
Friday evening, April 26, was the fateful day as dressed in their Viking outfits and armed with swords and axes, they left their longboat at Castle Hig’s and marched behind their Blackthorn’s banner to reach their target.
This was the empty space at the centre of the green which they and their parents planted beautiful plants and flowers.
Their aim is to attract bees and butterflies to Dromiskin and promote biodiversity.
Working with Dromiskin Tidy Towns and the Community Employment Scheme, they attracted a large crowd of children, parents and onlookers and, with music, song and dance, great fun was had by all.
They were also cheered up by sweets and marshmallows kindly donated by local councillor Liam Reilly.
There were also guest appearances from the village chipmonks – Alvin, Simon and Theodore – and Eco Challenge organiser, Pamela Whitaker.
The evening finished with an Environmental Flash Dance and adults were each presented with a flower grown from seed by third class and their teacher Ms Larney.
Thanks to everyone who came along and helped support this wonderful event.
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