at Parkview School on Lisburn's Brokerstown Road have been
instrumental in choosing the name of Lisburn's latest private
housing project which will commence in the NewYear.
Having noticed the school during preliminary
site enquiries, well known building firm Antrim Construction
Company Limited felt it would be appropriate, due to the
proximity of the new development to the school, that the
children should have some input into the site name.
A competition was organised by Ms Murial
Martin, Principal and Rodney Agnew, Marketing Manager for the
Construction firm to choose a name suitable for
the new residential development.
Building Control and Local Council guidelines
were provided by the builder and the school organised a field
trip to the development land. A shortlist of names chosen by the
pupils was submitted to Lisburn City Council for approval with
Holstein Hall being finally approved. The pupils came up the
name Holstein after discovering on their field trip and during
research how this was a special breed of cattle that once grazed
part of the development land.
As a reward for their hard work the pupils
were presented with the popular Wii games consul and Wii Fit
Board earlier this week. Commenting on behalf of the builders
Rodney Agnew said: "We are delighted to have been associated
with Parkview school during the name selection process for
Holstein Hall. It has been extremely rewarding to see how the
children have enjoyed the experience of their field trip and the
development naming project. "We asked the school what they would
like in return for their hard work and I can see why they chose
this particular gift. The delight and enjoyment the pupils are
having has made this an uplifting experience."
The school was also presented with a special
display board depicting images and photographs of their project
and field trip.