Pupils ready to set-sail for Belfast trip

Plains primary's outing to Titanic Belfast has been given generous backing by local businesses


Pupils in P4/5 and P5/6/7 have been researching the luxury steamship as part of a school project and will travel to Northern Ireland in May to visit the place where it was built.

Over £2,000 has been raised for the trip thanks to a fundraising drive, which included a quiz night and movie afternoon.

Titanic Belfast is the world's largest Titanic visitor experience, exploring the Titanic story in a fresh and insightful way. 

Pupils have created displays showing examples of art and written compositions about the iconic ship which sank on its maiden voyage in 1912 killing 1,500 passengers and crew.

Ruth McCarthy, Acting Head Teacher at Plains Primary School said: "The hard work of our pupils and staff, together with the engagement of our families and contributions by local businesses and organisations, has been truly wonderful.

"We were proud to welcome local politicians to celebrate our children's achievements through their Titanic project and the positive feedback provided, which made today a truly memorable and meaningful experience for all involved.  

"The children, staff and parent helpers are now excited to take the next step in this journey, making the dream a reality on 4th May, 2018."

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