Translink support Tonagh Primary School Sensory Garden

Translink is delighted to be able to support Tonagh Primary School in Lisburn in developing a sensory garden to support pupils as part of plans to leave a lasting, positive legacy associated with Translink’s ongoing major project, Lisburn Area Renewals (LAR).  

Located close to the project works, the school have wished to develop a sensory garden to benefit pupils and the broader school community for some time, and Translink’s work with them means they will be able to deliver this special sensory garden during the current school year.

Brendan Sloan, Translink Programme Manager, said: ‘‘We are proud to be able to support Tonagh Primary School in the development of their sensory garden and we look forward to seeing it when it’s completed. The Lisburn Area Renewals project is a major scheme intended to ensure that high safety standards and operational performance are maintained.  As part of the project, we have been proactively engaging with the wider community in Lisburn to explain the importance of these essential works and have very much welcomed support from local people, organisations, and representatives across the community.’’

Niki Coleman of Tonagh Primary School said: ‘‘‘‘We are grateful to Translink for helping to develop our long-term ambition of a sensory garden at Tonagh Primary School to support our school community, especially pupils with additional needs and pupils who may have experienced trauma.  We are delighted to be working with Translink to deliver this transformative project for our school and are looking forward to bringing it to fruition over the coming months.’’

The major works Translink is carrying out will increase the reliability of the service and reduce future maintenance.  Work has been progressing well, and Translink is grateful to the community in Lisburn for their patience and support while this vital work to upgrade and enhance the railway has been undertaken.